Thu, Jun 20 2013
Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer
Sunny Beach hotel owners want to boycott tour operators who organise ‘alcohol tourism’ trips to Bulgaria.
Total occupancy of bed capacity in Bulgaria’s accommodation establishments in the second quarter of 2011 was 27 per cent, 5.1 percentage points higher than in Q2 2010, according to the National Statistics Institute.
The upward trend in passenger numbers at the country's main airports started to emerge in 2010 after airports recorded a decline in customers due to the financial crisis.
Officials have discussed ways to bring down the decibels at the popular Black Sea coastal resort.
Safety concerns and rip-offs blight tourism season.
The tax, levied on hotel owners, is calculated based on occupancy rate in the hotel, but assumes that at least 30 per cent of a hotel's rooms are booked at all times.
Most will be from Romania, followed by Greeks, then Serbians, Macedonians and Montenegrins.
Despite the warmer weather, this past winter’s record snowfall will enable the resort to offer skiing until mid-April.
'How much longer must this madness go on?' ask UK airlines worried that planned increase will kill jobs and quash tourism-led recovery.
Foreign and Bulgarian tourists victim of debt row at a Pamporovo hotel, Foreign Ministry intervenes after another tour group delayed in Morocco, and Bulgarian arrested in Serbia for forging receipts for payment for tour group.