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The city of Târgu Jiu, 10 years after the award ceremony of the "Golden Apple" trophy
The city of Târgu Jiu, 10 years after the award ceremony of the "Golden Apple" trophy 01 july 2024

► Tijani Haddad, president of FIJET World: "We believe that Romania is now a very good destination not only for tourists from Europe, but also from many other countries" ► In 2023, more than 150 thousand tourists came to "Home to Brâncuşi", a number almost double that recorded in 2020. Also, in the same period of time, the number of foreign tourists increased 5 times Târgu Jiu, the seat of Gorj County, recently marked 10 years since it received the prestigious "Golden Apple" trophy from the International Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers (FIJET). This distinction has been awarded since 1970 to an organization, a city or a personality, in recognition of efforts to promote and develop tourism. Târgu Jiu received the "Golden Apple" trophy in 2014. The FIJET jury considered that Târgu Jiu represents a unique destination due to the outdoor works of the...
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Maggie Gigova is the first winner of the abujet award in the name of Maxim Minchev
Maggie Gigova is the first winner of the abujet award in the name of Maxim Minchev 06 june 2024

The first winner of the newly established ABUJET award in the name of Maxim Minchev is Maggie Gigova. The prize was presented in the MaxiM Hall of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA) by the Secretary General of ABUJET and member of the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers (FIJET) Plamen Starev in the presence of many official guests, intellectuals, representatives of Bulgarian culture and tourism, writers, journalists and friends of Maxim Minchev. President of ABUJET for over 15 years, Maxim Minchev (1953-2020), former Director General of BTA, was among the long-standing members of the association. As a journalist, writer and traveler who has visited over 140 countries, M. Minchev has published 13 books with travelogues and impressions from all over the world. The ABUJET Award is established for a journalist or writer actively working to...
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ABUJET Establishes Maxim Minchev Journalistic Award
ABUJET Establishes Maxim Minchev Journalistic Award 21 may 2024

The Bulgarian Association of Travel Journalists and Writers (ABUJET) has established an award in honour of the late Maxim Minchev, long-time director general of the Bulgarian News Agency and ABUJET president, traveler and storyteller. The first award will be presented in the BTA’s MaxiM Hall on June 5, which is Minchev's birthday.  The winners will be journalists and writers actively working to fulfill the goals of ABUJET to help explore the world, including Bulgaria, and to tell about it in the language of international tourism, ABUJET Secretary General Plamen Starev said. The deadline for submitting nominations has expired and each ABUJET member had the opportunity to nominate a colleague considered most worthy of being the first recipient of the award. A seven-member jury will determine the winner. Photos: BTA
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