Bansko municipality showed a strong presence of the thirty-first Fair Exposition “Philoxenia 2015” in Thessaloniki, Greece, and parallel on the ongoing in Bucharest, Romania Exhibition “Romexpo”. Both forums are among the most visited and recognized on the Balkan Peninsula, as representatives of the tourism industry of Bansko had the opportunity to make contacts with tour operators and direct customers of tourism services. Hundreds of visitors were interested in the services available in the beautiful mountain town. The purpose of the local government is to increase the tourists from both neighboring countries as presented not only opportunities for skiing but also its landmarks, cultural and historical heritage. Greek “Philoxenia” has more than 30-year history, last year the exhibition was visited by more than 12 000 people.
Bansko participation in both forums is a traditional considering the share of Romanian and Greek tourists in Bansko during the winter season. The total number of nights booked last winter season is more than 64,000