Majority of Bulgarians to Skip Summer Vacation

Tourism | July 28, 2010, Wednesday // 16:28|  views

The beach remains the long-time top favorite destination for Bulgarians, according to a recent poll. Photo by BGNES

A large majority of all Bulgarians, sixty three percent, are not going on vacation this summer, according to a recent poll of the National Center for Study of Public Opinion (NZIOM).

The poll shows results not much different than two years ago when this percentage stood at 64.

Similarly to previous years only young people, people with college education and the residents of the capital Sofia are more inclined to travel for leisure during the summer season – about 60% from all three groups plan a summer holiday.

The beach remains the long-time top favorite destination as well. Those aiming at the mountain are twice fewer while rural vacations have been increasingly popular in the conditions of an economic crisis.

Comparative studies show that there is a low, but stable number of Bulgarians, 4%, who prefer to vacation abroad. They still plan to so, despite appeals to boost local tourism and despite the crisis. This group includes again the wealthy, the educated, those from Sofia and the youth.

The poll has been conducted between June 25 and July 2, 2010, among 1 000 Bulgarians.

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Tags: NZIOM, poll, summer vacation, beach, economic crisis, travel abroad


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