Bulgaria To Attract Elderly Settlers and TouristsTourism | June 4, 2014, Wednesday // 16:08| views
Bulgaria as a “good place to live” is among the top five priorities in the Government strategy for tourism advertising and development till 2030, approved on Wednesday.
This aim of this slogan is to attract elderly people who would like to live and spend their pensions in Bulgaria.
The strategy also includes the development of tourist products for people 65+ years old, such as balneotherapy, cultural, eco and village tourism, etc.
Another goal in the strategy is to turn Bulgaria into a well known and preferred year-round tourist destination with clearly recognisable national identity and well preserved culture and nature.
The Ministry of Economy plans an average annual growth of 4.5-5.5% in the tourism sector. According to the strategy in 2020 Bulgaria would attract more than 9 M tourists, which would be a 37% growth in the period 2012-2020. In 2030 the number of tourists is expected to surpass 12 M.
It is expected that in 2023 the share of the tourist sector in Bulgaria's GDP to reach 10.6%, by growing by an average of 1.9% per year.