Bulgaria: Shame on Britons for Getting Drunk in Sunny Beach
BBC’s recent documentary on Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach resort “is embarrassing for British tourists, and not for Bulgaria,” the country’s Deputy Economy Minister has stated.
The documentary, “Booze, Bar Crawls & Bulgaria”, focuses on the sometimes devastating consequences of the “no-rules” party scene in Sunny Beach where alcohol can be bought for the lowest prices in Europe and bar crawls dominate the strip.
Bulgarian hotel managers have now declared they would sue BBC, as they believe the documentary is damaging the resort’s reputation.
Deputy Economy Minister Branimir Botev, who is in charge of tourism, has pointed out that tourists from over 40 countries visit the country’s summer resorts.
“We do not have similar problems with any of them,” he told the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency.
Blagoy Ragin, head of the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Owners Association, has echoed Botev’s words, saying Britons account for just 5% of the tourists visiting Bulgaria – and still cause most of the alcohol-related problems.
Ragin said authorities are seeking ways to ban shops in Bulgaria’s Black Sea resorts from selling alcohol.
Sunny Beach is believed to have found its place in the hearts of young Britons, ousting Magaluf and Kavos as their favourite party destination. But UK holidaymakers have been increasingly getting into problems in the resort, with the crime rate increasing and hospitals reporting soaring numbers of Brits being rushed to A&E.
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If it wasnt for Sunny Beach, Sun reading, beer bellied, full English eating, Sky TV demanding cockroaches like Seedy wouldnt have anywhere to go in Bulgaria. It would be better for society in general if Seedy and his boyfriend were permanently detained there, so he can continue to drink and smoke himself into oblivion, whilst watching the footie in his local Sunny Beach pub and complaining loudly about the 'forrin muk" he is served when he orders his egg and chips - all financed by the benefits he and his fellow Brits skillfully scrounge from the UK government.
I can't see the problem. Brits turn up and some are stupid enough to be over charged to get utterly **** faced. The locals make more money than they normally could out of alcohol sales. The Brits go home skint and hungover but pleased with their holiday. The locals get ready for the next set of Brits to rip off. It's a mutually beneficial arrangement where neither party can claim any sort of moral high ground. It's not pretty, but it works. It's not what I choose to do as a Brit, bit if others want to spend their summer hols on a two week booze bender then that's fine.
Smart idea! Just get the prices triple for the Brits then they won`t complain about the prices and it will get harder to get so much drunk. Also the businesses in Sunny Beach will be even happier. I can`t understand how Britons can be so shameless, plain and naive. There are great places to see all around Bulgaria. And the prices not only for alcochol are quite low so you can explore so much you would never be able to in western Europe. If Brits though decide to go wasted in silly bars and parties it is their own choice to do so - to waste their time and money on bulshit. And you can`t blame somebody else for being stupid yourself. You have your own responsibility for your actions and you are not 3 years old to expect somebody else to look after you and again for free?!? This whole movie and the British approach is just shameless.