The summer season for tourists in Bulgaria will kick off on April 20, month and a half earlier as compared to previous years, officials surprisingly announced.
“This is the first time ever that the summer season is given the go-ahead that early,” Aneliya Krushkova, head of the State Tourism Agency, told Darik News.
Official estimates forecast a 6.4% rise in the number of foreign tourists coming to Bulgaria this summer year upon year, mainly thanks to the great interest of Russian tourists.
According to Krushkova the tourism sector will record a boost in revenues this year, capitalizing namely on the higher number of Russian tourists.
She dismissed as ungrounded fears that improper management of resources and poor strategy drag Bulgaria down to the club of the cheapest tourist destinations in Europe.