Bulgaria to Welcome 30 Million Foreign Tourists in 2020

Business » TOURISM | May 30, 2009, Saturday // 11:28| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgaria to Welcome 30 Million Foreign Tourists in 2020 The share of tourism in Bulgaria's GDP was 18% but is going to increase tangibly. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria is going to see a dramatic increase in the visits of foreign tourists whose number will reach 30 million in 2020.

This forecast has been made during a tourism forum in Sofia by Barbara Page-Roberts, a marketing consultant based in Nevada and Bulgaria, who is currently the Director of an EU-funded project of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum entitled "Corporate Social Responsibility in the Tourism Industry in Bulgaria - the Facts and the Future".

According to Page-Roberts, who is also the Chair of the Initiatives for International Development NGO, the share of tourism in Bulgaria's GDP was 18% but is going to increase tangibly.

Page-Roberts believes the main issues confronting Bulgaria's tourism sector was the lack of business standards and efficient anti-corruption measures, the bad infrastructure as well as the street stalls in most Bulgarian resorts, BTA reported.

Page-Roberts cited a World Tourism Organization study showing that Bulgarian resort staff did not treat well fellow Bulgarians while foreign visitors were satisfied with the service.

Another issue, according to the study, was that Bulgarian winter resorts lacked entertainment opportunities.

 

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