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Commenting article: Bulgaria for Austrians - from Bogan to Boutique?

Austria is a traditional holiday destination for well-heeled Bulgarians. In Bulgaria however Austrian tourists are rare species, most often seeking a bargain and a binge. Could the Balkan country change from bogan to boutique to attract more?

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"Legend has it that when God handed out land to different peoples, he forgot about the Bulgarians. To set things right, he took a piece of paradise and gave it to them."

bitstream - 13 Apr 2012 // 07:49:33

Well said. Bulgaria also has 100s of kilometres of tracks suitable for walking in some of Europe's most beautiful scenery; a would-be attraction for older cash-strapped EU members. So often though, small villages and towns are let down by a complete indifference to tourists and tourist facilities, almost as though the inhabitants feel diminished by outsiders wanting to give them money for a comfy bed and a decent meal. Instead of looking inwards, local communities should invest in tourist facilities; and seek advice from other EU countries which have well-organised tourist industries This would repay itself handsomely.

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