Border Police Register 20% Increase of Bulgaria-Greece TravelsTourism | December 27, 2010, Monday // 17:37| views
Bulgarian hotel managers from the Pamporovo winter resort are expecting an increase of Greek tourists this season. File photo
A 20% increase of travels between Bulgaria and Greece has been registered during this year’s holidays by the Border Police.
About 20,000 more people have crossed the border checkpoint between the two countries, in comparison to last year.
The 20% increase is a result of the people who crossed the border from Greece to Bulgaria and of the new border checkpoints at the Bulgarian towns of Zlatograd and Svilengrad.
A smaller increase has been registered at the Ilinden-Exochi checkpoint and at Kulata, according to the Bulgarian News Agency.
Greeks are expected to make the biggest portion of tourists in the Bulgarian winter resort Bansko and in the tourist town of Sandanski.
More tourists from Greece are also expected in the Rhodopi Mountains because of the border checkpoint at Zlatograd.
Hotel managers from the Pamporovo resort have announced there has already been a serious interest by Greek tourists and it is very likely that the resort registers a 20% growth this season.
According to statistics, about 50-70,000 Greeks visit Bulgaria every month. However, business trip is the reason for at least half of them.
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