A few updates on developments in Bulgarian Tourism

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A few updates on developments in Bulgarian Tourism

Postby Malarkey » Fri May 26, 2017 1:03 am

http://www.magelanbg.com

APPLICATION": RATE OF 30-40% OF SUMMER TOURS 2017 published FRIDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2016 22:12
Early booking and charter flights for the winter season are successful, with most of them coming from Russia, Great Britain, Israel, Finland, the Netherlands. There are early bookings from the traditional markets - Greece and Romania, but visitors from these countries come mostly with their own cars, Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova said today in Varna.
She added that she had already begun negotiations for Summer 2017. She said two of the big tour operators at the moment claimed a 30-40 percent increase in tourists on the basis of the successful season this year.

... There will also be a practice to remove stars from objects that have breached standards.
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Angela added that in 2017 Bulgarian employers will be able to hire people from non-EU countries for relaxed procedures for the summer season. Employees will also be able to receive 90-day work permits. Angela specified that employers are looking for people mainly from Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus. The ministry also had an inquiry about hiring workers from India.

EUROPEANS PLACE A NEW RECORD IN CRUISE HOLIDAYS - 6,6 MILLION IN 2015 YEARS
Europeans set a new record in cruise holidays - 6.6 million people spent water holidays in 2015, a Bulgarian cruise company reported. There is a 3% increase over the previous year, with 200,000 more passengers. According to the International Cruise Lines Association since 2008 (the start of the economic crisis), the cruise holiday market in Europe has grown by impressive 49%. For the period 2004 - 2014, the world cruise industry outperforms traditional landings by 20% (according to the World Tourism Organization).

BULGARIA AND JAPAN TO ORGANIZE A BUSINESS FORUM IN 2017
It is planned to take place during the Rose Festival in 2017.
In 2015, our country was visited by a total of 12,362 Japanese citizens. For January-August 2016, we welcomed 9,263 Japanese tourists, a 16.5% increase over the same period in 2015.
Bulgaria is popular with Japanese tourists mainly with rose and yoghurt and this should be used to present other forms of tourism, said Hissauriki Fujii. According to Minister Angelkova, organizing a business event during the Rose Festival will be an opportunity to show this unique event to more Japanese tour operators and to present the enormous cultural and historical heritage of our country. "Some of the most iconic and impressive objects of Thracian culture are also in the Rose Valley, which should also be shown to Japanese tourists," she added. Deputy Minister Fujii supported the initiative and committed itself to helping to implement it

ONE OF THE BEST INVESTMENTS FOR TOURISM IS IN CAMPING. [Well not really as at present only 27 camp sites in Bulgaria and the authorities are only considering allowing camp sites to open for a month; unless this is a bad translation and means you can only camp for a month.]
But Macedonia and Greece, for example, have 60 and over 250, respectively and Bulgaria is still talking about expanding into this market.

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Re: A few updates on developments in Bulgarian Tourism

Postby poulton » Fri May 26, 2017 9:13 am

Thanks for that.
Good read.

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Postby banjo » Fri May 26, 2017 2:19 pm

Good info well done. :D

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Re: A few updates on developments in Bulgarian Tourism

Postby truckyboy » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:21 pm

IF the tourism industry is concerned, and if its true what they say that the majority come by car, then maybe they could do something about the parking situation. I live in Pomorie and last year, after they managed to find some pots of paint lying around, decided to paint everywhere, and the `Mafia ` boss of the local nightclub, was given permission to operate a `spider ` truck to lift vehicles they deemed to have parked illegally, yet never bothered to pu up any signs..i fell victim to one who charged me 80 lev to retrieve it from the pound ( local car park,) yet allow with impunity outsiders to take spaces so they can visit the beach..its not their fault entirely, but a residents only parking permit would help, as its now almost impossible to find somewhere to park in my town..Why oh why did the Mayor not oversee the buildings, and instead of wasting the lower floors with shops that will remain empty forever, but instead build underground car parks..the only space near us, was going to be developed as a park, with a lake..but ended up as another apartment block ( no doubt for a back hander ) When we enquired about buying a garage, the asking price was 17.000 euros..yes thats right, you can buy an apartment for a little more than that..and with all the other garages around anyway..that limits the parking..no thought, no planning..just keep building more and more apartments..now they lie empty..no buyers..what a shambles.


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