Russian Tourists Get Sick at Bulgaria's Black Sea - Min

Tourism | September 11, 2013, Wednesday // 17:36|  views

Bulgaria's Minister of Economy and Energy Dragomir Stoynev. Photo by BGNES

The summer tourist season in Bulgaria has registered a growth of revenue, but has suffered from declining quality of service, said Bulgarian Minister of Economy Dragomir Stoynev.

Wednesday Stoynev spoke in Parliament at a hearing at the house's Committee on Economic Affairs.

"One of the main reasons that more wealthy tourists are not coming is that through the years we did not have a detailed policy on what type of tourism to develop," said the Economy Minister.

"At present we do not have proper infrastructure. One of the main reasons for the lack of well-off Russian tourists for instance is that here they frequently get ill. And the reason for that is the lack of proper sewerage cleaning facilities," said Stoynev.

According to the Bulgarian Minister of Economy, more funds are needed to build the requisite infrastructure at the Bulgarian Black Sea coasts.

In his answers to Parliament, Stoynev also backed proposals by other cabinet members for a controversial expansion of ski facilities at the Bansko winter resort.

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