Continuing where the most successful Tourism Fair 2020 left off, held just before the beginning of the global health crisis, this years’ 43rdInternational Belgrade Tourism Fair was the first large tourist event in the region and has shown that tourism is an adaptable industry, and the Fair with an exceptional organization, is of great importance for regional and international connection with which we may overcome the current challenges. The Tourism Fair and the following events was visited by 32.115 visitors this year.
Already the first day the Tourism Fair has shown a great interest of visitors for the entire fair experience, which this event brings, with the traditional interest for tourist travels, first minute offers and the arrangements which the travel agencies and tour-operators have made especially for the visitors of the fair. The information regarding exclusive fair prices, benefits packages and all current events as well as travelling conditions was on the very first day sought by 7.833 visitors.
The Tourism Fair was attended by over 400 participants from more than 25 countries around the world: Greece, Turkey, Montenegro, Tunisia, Egypt, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and individually exhibitors from Albania, Croatia and Slovenia.
For the First time this year visitors were exclusively presented four new, and globally famous, top notch destinations: the exotic Malaysia, the dreamy Maldives, the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome & Principe, which is composed of two islands in the Gulf of Guinea in central Africa, as well as Angola, and exceptional destination the lovers of long sandy beaches.
Next to extraordinary participants and guests from around the world, over 40 domestic tour-operators has participated in the Tourism Fair.
The Tourist Organization of Serbia has presented the new brand of Serbia as a tourist destination – “Serbia. Experience!” which was developed in cooperation with the national platform “Serbia creates”, and the four days of the fair were the beginning of the performance under the new brand.
Around 50 large buyers and media representatives from abroad, which was brought by the Belgrade fair with the goal of improvement of business arrangements, has visited the Tourism Fair. Buyers have come from Turkey, Hungary, Switzerland, UAE, North Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Italy, Greece, Montenegro, Albania and other. Around 700 journalists from more than 20 counties were accredited (Austria, Germany, Turkey, China, Slovakia, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Italy, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Hungary …).
The guests and participants of the Tourism Fair have congratulated the Belgrade Fair this grand jubilee – 85 years of existence and evaluated that this years’ event was successfully organized, with a large number of participants from around the world in very complex and hard circumstances of the tourism-catering industry business.
Until the Tourism Fair 2023 we remain on the path “Between Mountains and Seas”.