In April the Bulgarians' travels increased moderately by 4.
Bulgaria is on the top 10 list of most preferred summer vacation spots for Russian tourists, who do not travel in organized groups, reports Interfax.
The Russian tourists would prefer to go on vacation in Sochi and Crimea, rather than in the Bulgarian sea resorts, shows an analysis of the Green Life real estate company.
Accommodation prices in Bulgaria's Black Sea resorts will post a decline of 20-30% this summer due to the expected Russian and Ukrainian market stagnation.
This summer some of the Ukrainian tourists will have free visas for their vacation in the Black Sea town of Nesebar, said the town's mayor Nikolai Dimitrov.
Bulgaria will welcome some 9 million foreign tourists annually by 2020, and their number is expected to reach 12 million in the following 10 years.
Bulgaria expects significant tourist influx in the summer season, Deputy Economy Minister Branimir Botev announced at tour operators meeting in Plovdiv, Thursday.
Turkish Airlines will have a direct route Istanbul-Varna, starting from June 30, said deputy tourism minister Branimir Botev.
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Hotel prices have increased across Europe in May, according to the monthly Hotel Price Index released by hotel search site trivago.
The income of hotels in Bulgaria in March grew by 9.9% and reached BGN 32.9 M, year-on-year, mostly thanks to local tourists, shows data of the National Statistics Institute (NSI).
A Bulgarian consular office will be opened in Yekaterinburg by mid-June, according to Deputy Prime Minister Daniela Bobeva.
Passenger trans are to be launched through the Danube Bridge 2 connencting Bulgaria's north-western city of Vidin to Romania's Calafat.
A train connecting Bulgaria's capital Sofia and Greece's port city of Thessaloniki will continue operating from Saturday, May 10.
Despite the snowless winter, Bulgaria's Pamporovo ski resort registered a 10% growth in the number of tourists at the end of the season, according to data of Pamporovo AD.
Bulgaria's hospitality industry has recorded a recent 20% decline in the early bookings of tourists from Germany, Britain and the Scandinavian countries.
Bulgaria has proven to be an attractive destination for high-spending Arab tourists during the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.
Bulgarian tourists spent nearly EUR 50 M in Greece over the long holidays between May 1 and 6, show estimates of tourist agencies.
The forecast of some 340 000 Bulgarians travelling across the country and around 140 000 Bulgarians going abroad for the six-day holiday around St. George's day has proven accurate.
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