‘Sarajevo Tourism Festival’ officially opened Today

“The Sarajevo Tourism Festival” was officially opened at 11 am today in Mirza Delibašić Hall in Skenderija Center.

This event is an opportunity for Bosnia and Herzegovina to present all its tourist potentials, and will also offer a chance for visitors to meet cultures of different countries.

In three days, BH citizens and tourists will have the opportunity to enjoy the tourist, cultural and gastronomic offer.

This year, 70 exhibitors from six countries: Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Turkey, India and Bosnia and Herzegovina will be present at the fair, and tourism organizations and agencies will present a rich offer for the New Year.

As announced earlier, a gala evening will be held at 19.00 on Wednesday evening in the Sarajevo City Hall, where important projects in Sarajevo will be presented, namely, the Trebevic cable car, and items of exceptional value – an authentic menu and dishes from the Austro-Hungarian period used in 1897.

The gastronomic offer on the Gala evening will be adapted to the menu from 1897, for which the Association of Chefs in Bosnia and Herzegovina will take care of.

“Bosnia and Herzegovina is a very interesting tourist destination thanks to its geographical position, exceptional natural beauty, cultural and historical heritage and favorable climate conditions,” he was stated in organizers’ statement.

At 40thSarajevo Tourism Festival, there will be presentations of foreign and domestic tourism offers, lectures, promotions, fashion shows, cultural and artistic programs.

The theme of this year’s fair is gastronomic tourism, and the Association of Chefs in BiH will organize numerous program content

“The aim of the fair is to bring together food professionals from both BiH, the Balkan region and Europe in order to exchange the experiences. Besides the national teams, foreign teams will have the opportunity to participate as well,” the statement reads.

Some of the interesting events at the fair is overthrowing the Guinness World Record in serving 13,000 Pancakes on October 26that Skenderija. The current record was achieved in Russia on February 25, 2017, when 12,716 pancakes were made.

The program of this fair event includes:
Gathering of all participants in the tourism industry in one place
Presentation of domestic and foreign tourism
Promotion of local tourism and natural resources
Promotion of domestic and foreign tour operators and travel companies
A range of domestic and foreign tourist capacities
Promotion health tourism
Promotion religious tourism
Promotion of rural tourism
Offering of the winter tourist centers in the country and the region
Offering vacation at the sea in country and region
A range of hotel and catering furniture, appliances, equipment and necessary facilities
Offer of gastro-food products and beverages

The main subject of this manifestation will be gastro-tourism. According with that we agreed partnership with Association of chefs in B&H and Association of bartenders ICE in Sarajevo to organize various programs:

• Guinness World Records in serving 13.000 pancakes
• International competition of chefs and confectioners
• International competition of bartenders
• Conference “Gastronomy and development of tourist destination”
• “Revival of the old menus” in one of Sarajevo’s hotel

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