Major Growth of Foreign Tourists in Bulgaria Anticipated This Year
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova has said that judging from contracts with leading tour operators, a 30 to 40% growth is anticipated in the number of foreign tourists from Germany, Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic who plan to visit Bulgaria in the summer of 2017. Angelkova has made a point that all contracts for lease and concession of Black Sea beaches that expired in 2016 or will expire by mid-2017 should be renewed so that no beaches remain unmanaged, and the growth in tourists’ numbers is provided for. „In 2016 we had an exceptionally successful season that set records with a growth of 18% and more than 5.5 million foreign tourists”, Nikolina Angelkova also said.