27.11.2018 Bulgaria Reinforces its Image of One of the most Sought-after Destinations for Winter Tourism
Georgieva predicts an expected growth of tourists during this ski season of at least 5% after winter 2017-2018 is the most successful number of visits of foreign tourists since Bulgaria's entry into the EU.
More than 1.6 million foreign tourists visited Bulgaria during the period from December 2017 to March 2018, an increase of 12%. Early booking for our winter resorts shows demand from markets like Ireland, Greece, Serbia, Romania, Israel, Macedonia.
Nearly 8 million were foreign tourist visits in the country from January to September, with a growth of 5.5%.
Statistics confirm the growth trend for the past three years, with 31% compared to the same period in 2015. A total of 3.2 billion euros are the revenues from international tourism for the first 9 months, which is 7% more than the same period in 2017. It has passed a successful summer and a successful winter season is expected, according to Irena Georgieva. She added that there is a growing interest in Pamporovo and Chepelare from Bulgarian visitors, which are 65% of the clients in the resort.
The meeting discussed the shortage of qualified staff in tourism. The deputy minister informed the local hoteliers and representatives of the tourism business with the possibilities of a pilot project and a signed agreement for qualification and retraining of the cadres in tourism.
The project provides for registered unemployed to be trained in the Bulgarian-German centers in Smolyan and Tsarevo. In this project will be important the activity of the employers, their applications for the need for staff will be received at the Employment Agency. The municipalities of Smolyan and Chepelare stated at the meeting readiness for winter snow-cleaning during the forthcoming tourist season.
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