Participants in a Regional Youth Conference united around the idea that there is a need to strengthen the role of ITF in the Balkan region. The conference took place on 9 August 2017 in Sofia. It was organized by the Federation of Transport Trade Unions in Bulgaria (FTTUB) and its Youth Committee, on the occasion of the International Youth Day – 12 August. It was attended by young transport workers, activists of the transport unions from Bulgaria, the Balkans and Europe. Among the participants were members of the International Transport Federation (ITF) Youth Committee from Poland, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Barbados and Argentina.
27 September, World tourism day, was celebrated within FTTUB by the president Ekaterina Yordanova and the branch representative and member of the Managing Body Iskra Tsakova. On the kind invitation of the “Tourism” municipal enterprise they took part in the event organized by the Bulgarian Tour Operators and Travel Agencies Association. It took place at the Military History Museum, one of the most emblematic Sofia landmarks.
In her capacity of city councilor, Ekaterina Yordanova greeted the audience on behalf of the Municipal Council of Sofia wishing them all prosperity and better lives.
“Tourism is one of the sectors on which Bulgaria and Sofia need to focus their attention, while developing it with care for the preservation and representation of Bulgarian authenticity. We have so much to share with the world: our cultural and historical heritage, our natural beauties, our traditions. And it is exactly through tourism that we can bring Bulgaria closer to the hearts and minds of people worldwide. We have seen it happen during the 43rd congress of the International Transport Federation (ITF) in Sofia, when we shared the best of Bulgaria with almost 2000 delegates from all corners of the world, and they carry it in their hearts ever since.” – commented Ekaterina Yordanova.
FTTUB sends greetings to our partners in tourism and our newest members at ‘Travel Time Bulgaria’, with our best wishes for successful days.