Number of Visitors at Bulgarian Winter Resorts Up 8%

Tourism | February 4, 2012, Saturday // 17:57|  views

The good turnout at Bulgarian winter resorts is attributed to the heavy snow that fell earlier than last year and a number of promotions and discounts. File photo

There are about 8% more tourists at Bulgaria's top winter resorts, compared to the same time last year.

The data was reported by the Deputy Chairman of the Bulgarian Tourist Chamber, Evelin Videnov, cited by "Focus" news agency.

According to Videnov, the 2012 winter season has been great for the country's tourism. Based on the 8% increase in numbers, he expects and estimates about 10% more in revenues, compared to 2011.

The Deputy Chairman believes the good turnout is attributed to the heavy snow that fell earlier than last year, while promotions and discounts, particularly in tourist packages, have attracted more Bulgarians to local resorts. Visitors there now are mostly local tourists.

Videnov stresses that Bulgaria has almost no competition in winter sports and tourism from neighboring countries and on the Balkans, except for some Serbian and Croatian resorts, while Turkey, Greece and Romania "traditionally are not strong in winter tourism."

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