Untested, according to experts of tourism industry of Bulgaria's famous black sea resorts of the country in the summer of 2015 has missed about 200 thousand tourists from Russia, informs a portal newsbg. EN.
during the summer season of 2015 the Bulgarian sea resorts were missing presumably 10% of tourists compared with the previous year and did not receive about 150 million euros. Most of this summer in the Bulgarian resorts has decreased the number of Russian and Ukrainian tourists decreased slightly and the number of tourists from Germany.
"despite all undertaken by the hotel owners and tour operators measures preliminary calculations show that hundreds of thousand tourists spent their money in other countries. This year, the Bulgarian resorts has missed 200 thousand tourists from Russia, while the number of tourists from Germany decreased by 5%, " - said in the report.
experts believe that the main causes of the outflow of tourists were problems with infrastructure, high cost of services at the country's beaches and unskilled staff.
"Owners of hotels and tour operators forecast that the trend of this summer to reduce the number of tourists in the Bulgarian resorts will be repeated in the coming year, but hope remains that the problems in the European Union will be resolved and the Russian and Ukrainian tourists will return to Bulgaria. However, for this purpose in addition to great weather and warm sea, the tourist sector is obliged to change the approach to work and to do More " - do conclusions Experts.
first it was claimed that the summer season of 2015, which demonstrated a decrease in arrivals for the first half of 16%, has been recognized by professionals in the tourism industry of Bulgaria the hardest in the last 10 years. According to information from the Bulgarian national Bank, the income from tourism in 2014 amounted to 3, 4 billion dollars. In 2014 Bulgaria has received nearly 7 million tourists.