The price of a night at a hotel in Bulgaria has dropped in September both in respect to August and September 2012.
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Tsarevo and Lozenets, picturesque and cozy seaside resort on Bulgaria’s southern coast, have proved hot spots for Russians looking to settle permanently here.
The summer tourist season in Bulgaria has registered a growth of revenue, but has suffered from declining quality of service, said Bulgarian Minister of Economy Dragomir Stoynev.
Transport Minister Danail Papazov told Frank Brenner, Director General of Eurocontrol, on Tuesday that Bulgaria had achieved an increase by nearly 50% in the number of serviced aircraft in 10 years, at the same time decreasing air navigation service fees.
The increasing number of visitors poses no threat for biodiversity and water in the region of the Seven Rila Lakes, according to an annual monitoring report of Bulgaria's Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW).
Stressing that the annual occupancy rate of hotels is 20%, Blagoy Ragin, Chair of the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association (BHRA), has called on the government to implement anti-crisis measures.
The low-cost Wizz Air company, which operates a number of flights from Bulgaria, is about to launch a new service from the capital Sofia to Sweden’s Malmö in May 2014, according to Bulgarian media.
In about one year, trains travelling between the city of Plovdiv and the Bulgarian-Turkish border will be able to run at 160km/h, according to Transport Minister Danail Papazov.
Bulgaria has EU's fourth largest increase (+4.7%) in the number of nights spent at hotels and similar accommodations, winter season 2012-13 compared with the previous year, according to Eurostat.
Russian tourists, vacationing on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, have sent over 70 complaints to the Commission for Consumers' Protection.
Bulgaria's tourism appears to be benefiting from the ongoing unrest in Egypt, as more and more Russian tourists are choosing it instead of the northern African country, according to media reports.
Last year’s deadly bus bombing in Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Burgas will not stop Israeli tourists from coming to the Balkan country, according to Israeli Ambassador in Sofia Shaul Kamisa-Raz.
Pamporovo AD, the concessionaire in Bulgaria's mountain resort of the same name, has requested a permit to expand the ski runs, according to Marian Belyakov, CEO of the company.
Bulgarian business group Chimimport is the likely buyer of the Kempinski Hotel Zografski, the largest 5-star hotel in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.
Following a meeting with tourism industry representatives worried by the administrative roadblock in the sector, Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski vowed that a Deputy Minister in charge of Tourism would be appointed next week.
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