Bulgaria’s Tourism Minister Expects 40% Rise in Russian Tourists in 2017

Tourism | January 11, 2017, Wednesday // 17:16|  views


Outgoing Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova is of the opinion that the number of Russian tourists to Bulgaria could increase by 40% in 2017.

Angelkova commented on the topic to Focus agency during a working visit to Moscow.

According to data of the National Statistical Institute, Bulgaria was visited by 530,000 Russian tourists until November 2016 and the peak was in July 2016 – nearly 152,000 tourists.

In 2015, Russian tourists numbered 418,000 and the increase was due to the refusal of Russians to go on holiday to Turkey and Egypt.

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Tags: Russians, tourism, Egypt, turkey, Moscow, Angelkova


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