Bulgaria relies on 11 pc increase in visits from Romanian tourists this year

Romania is a very interesting neighbouring tourist market for Bulgaria and it’s No.1 in regards to arriving tourists.

According to Bulgarian caretaker Minister of Tourism Stela Baltova, the expectations are for an increase of visits from Romania of over 10-11 percent this year in her country.

“Apart from the ‘Business-to-business’ contact, there should also be contact with the end consumer. ‘Business-to-business’ is incredibly important, particularly in regards to us offering opportunities for short term tourism in Bulgaria. The average stay of tourists in Bulgaria is about 2.4 – 2.5 days, and short-term travels are a very good option for development of Bulgaria, and actually turning it into a year-round tourist destination,” Baltova said in an interview for Radio Focus, focus-fen.net quotes.

Romanian tourists in the past 10 years changed places with German tourists in terms of number of arrivals, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Tourism shows.

Baltova also stated that Romanians came to Bulgaria not only for sea tourism. “They come particularly to travel in the country, and with this in mind we are organising a forum in Bucharest on April 30, on which we expect over 100 representatives of the tourist business of the two countries to meet, including representatives of municipalities. (…) Interest there, in addition to sea holidays, is directed towards ‘City breaks’ visits, which is another opportunity for year-round tourism here,” Minister Baltova declared.

She pointed out that the creation of general routes and tourism projects between Balkan countries would be beneficial not only to Bulgaria and Romania, but also to neighbouring Greece, Macedonia and Serbia.

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