Balkan Neighbors to Boost Bulgaria’s Winter Tourism
Bulgaria’s winter tourism is slowly recovering from the financial crisis, mainly due to the increased number of tourists from neighboring Balkan countries.
The increased number of tourists from Serbia, Greece, Romania and Albania will be the main reason for the Bulgarian tourist market’s winter boost, according to Bulgarian hotel owners.
A strong interest has been declared in Bulgaria’s neighboring countries with regard to the Bansko ski resort’s scheduled winter sport events, the hotel owners have commented.
The newly opened Zlatograd border crossing with Greece is also expected to ease the transportation of more Greek tourists to Bulgaria’s winter resorts.
Bulgaria’s Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Traicho Traikov stated Saturday that he expects an at least 3% increase in Bulgaria’s winter tourism revenue, with some operators even expecting a 10% increase.