Tourism Minister Expects 1.2 Million Tourists to Visit Bulgaria This Winter

Tourism Minister Expects 1.2 Million Tourists to Visit Bulgaria This Winter

According to Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova, there was high likelihood that 1.2 million tourists could visit Bulgaria during the forthcoming winter season.
Data from early bookings and airports suggested that an increase of 5-7 % in the number of tourists could be expected during the winter season.
In particular, the minister noted that an increase is expected in the number of Bulgarian and Russian tourists.
There were expectations for a 2-3 % growth in the number of Bulgarian tourists as more of them were choosing to spend the holidays in local resorts.
She reminded that last winter there had also been increase in the number of Bulgarian tourists, with the largest growth registered in the resort of Pamporovo, while Borovets recorded the largest increase in the number of foreigners.
As regards, the Russian visitors, there was 8 % increase in the number of flights from Russia, which indicated that Russian tourists were returning to the Bulgarian market.
The minister also noted that the number of seasonal flights operated at Sofia airport have increased from 80 in 2014 to 178 this year.

Sofia News Agency

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