Published on : Saturday, November 12, 2016
Bulgarian Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova gave an interview for Radio Focus this morning for the show, ‘Good Morning Bulgaria.’ Here she speaks about the accomplishments of the Bulgarian tourism department in the last 2 years.
The tourism department is about to implement a unified system for all kinds of tourist information and regulation providing accommodation facilities, food, wellness centres, certified spas and mountain and tour guides. The tourism department is advertising one season earlier the next one to attract maximum tourists, which gave an incredible positive result in 2016 with an initial growth of 15%.
The summers witnessed 5 million tourists and 6 million in the entire year. About the winter season, the country is expecting to improve last year’s condition with an annual growth of 4.5 to 5%. Last winter the country welcomed 1 million tourists from countries like the UK, Ireland, Russia, Greece and Romania. Angelkova believes that tourism of Bulgaria will keep on developing, no matter who becomes President. Being the main driving force of Bulgarian economy, tourism employs hundreds of people in it. Tourism is a national priority in Bulgaria and the results can be seen from the number of tourists, as well as the income.