Norwegian Tourists Complain of 'Too Many Bulgarians in Bulgaria'

Tourism | February 22, 2012, Wednesday // 18:34|  views

File photo of the Bulgarian Sunny Beach resort published in Aftenposten

A Norwegian family on vacation to Bulgaria has complained that too many Bulgarians and other Eastern Europeans are staying in their hotel.

The peculiar complaint has been filed by a family that wanted to spend its holiday with other Scandinavians and contended that tour operator Apollo should have informed them that most of the guests at the Bulgarian hotel were either Bulgarian or from other Eastern European countries.

"We never would have chosen this hotel if we had known that beforehand," the family wrote, arguing that their 12-year-old daughter had no one to play with, according to

The Sveti Toma hotel offers an advertisement for a club for children, games and entertaining. It is true that these things are offered, but not in international languages like for example English or German, the family has pointed out, as cited by the Norwegian Aftenposten daily.

Apollo's information chief, Helen Begby, said their Norwegian customers must inform them if they only want to travel to places where there are a lot of other Norwegians or Scandinavians. She noted that it would border on racism if Apollo were to monitor the nationalities of all guests staying at hotels they use in their tour packages.

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