Highlights and Upcoming Events
TOURISTIC AND ECONOMIC PROMOTION OF OHRID IN DALIAN, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Delegation of Municipality of Ohrid, at the invitation of Tourism Bureau of Dalian, People's Republic of China, was at working visit of this city with which we have signed memorandum of cooperation.
With this working visit was conducted presentation of the touristic offer that Ohrid has, and they were held business meetings with representatives of more than twenty tour operators and travel agencies, as well as in front of numerous media, including Dalian Gulian International Travel, China International Travel Service Dalian Branch, China Comfort Travel, Caissa Touristic, Dalian East International Travel Service Co. Ltd, Liaoning Ruide International travel Agency, Dalian Aviation int’l Travel Service Co. Ltd, Dalian Holy International Travel Service Co. Ltd, Dalian Holy Conference Service, Dalian Holy Conference Service, Dalian World International Travel Service. The event was covered and the national broadcaster of China - CCTV.
During the working meetings the accent was put on the possibilities, circumstances and standards that need to be accomplished about starting a process of concrete business cooperation between the touristic sector of Ohrid , R.of Macedonia and the city of Dalian. On the other hand, one of the priority activities that the Sector for tourism and LED will conduct is holding working meetings with the touristic organizations from Ohrid, where will be presented the Chinese touristic market specifics and the opportunities about developing and offering of specific tourist products and services, furthermore, they will obtain the contact data from their prospective business partners in Dalian. As a result, they will be able to directly determine the conditions of cooperation.
The second part of the working visit included business meetings in other economic areas and presenting the investment opportunities in Ohrid.
For the period of this visit in Dalian our delegation had a meeting with Han Qiang, Deputy - General Director of the Bureau of Foreign Affairs in the city of Dalian.
OHRID HOST OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – ADVENTURE NEXT BALKANS
Taking into consideration the growing market of products, services and users in the field of adventure (active) tourism, the Swiss Government and Municipality of Ohrid in cooperation with the Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism in the Republic Macedonia and the United States organized the first International Conference about adventure tourism held in Ohrid from 10 - 12 May 2016, with participation of more than 300 tour operators in this type of tourism in the world.
Furthermore, the main goal of this conference for tourism is to show the Balkans as a region that is ready for a renaissance in the field of active tourism, as well as, to raise awareness of this hidden, but completely accessible pearl of Europe.
This conference take place from 10 – 12 may 2016 and includes a series of activities that are showing the beautiful cultural heritage and natural resources, beautiful mountains, lakes, rich flora and fauna and historical uniqueness of the city.
OHRID WAS PROMOTED IN FRONT OF THE MOST EMINENT TOURIST WORKERS IN VIENNA
The Mayor Bakraceski has presented Ohrid in front of 150 present people, in Vienna Austria, among them had ambassadors from several countries, representatives of travel agencies, tour operators and journalists about tourism.
This event about promotion of Ohrid before the most eminent tourist workers was organized by the Mayor Bakraceski together with the Macedonian Embassy in Austria and the honored consul of Macedonia in Austria, Suzan Rodler.
The participants were able to see the natural beauty of the city and the various cultural - historical landmarks, through the mayor speech, videos and promotional material about Ohrid. Once the presentation finished, the participants had the opportunity to taste the Macedonian kitchen of a cocktail with traditional dishes and to enjoy into the various wines flavors from the winery "Dalvina", which gave full support to this event.
In conclusion, this event gave an opportunity for several collaborations in the future with the Austrian tourist workers, consequently Ohrid will be putt on the tourist map of the Austrian travel agencies and tour operators.