An increase in the number of foreign tourists visiting Bulgaria has boosted the sector's overall growth in 2016, according to the estimates of a renowned think-tank.
Bulgaria ranked together with Portugal and Japan as one of the most preferred destinations for tourism by the British for 2017, showed a survey of Holiday Barometer carried out by Royal Mail every year.
Low-cost airline Ryanair will perform all its flights from and to Sofia at Terminal 2, news website Dnevnik.
Outgoing Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova is of the opinion that the number of Russian tourists to Bulgaria could increase by 40% in 2017.
Bulgarian destinations have received a huge acclaim in a four-minute video published by a Chinese tourist.
It is time for Bulgaria to position itself on the main European and non-European markets as an four-season tourism destination, the head of a key tourism think-tank has said.
In October 2016, 20% of all foreign tourists to Bulgaria came from Macedonia, showed data of the National Statistical Institute.
Bulgaria has received the award of Russian tourists for best destination for family holidays.
Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova has said the country has registered a 18% year-on-year increase in tourist overnight stays for the first six months of 2016.
The new pass for public transport in Sofia is now valid.
Sofia has attracted over half a million tourists since the beginning of 2016, stated on Tuesday Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova at the first meeting of the mayors of capitals in Central and Eastern Europe and China “16+1”.
Pensioners are merely 10% of the tourists in Bulgaria, while the EU average is 20%, reported Eurostat.
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