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Bulgaria (Country)

Bulgaria attracts many foreign visitors (which represent two thirds of total overnights in hotels and similar accommodations) because of its Mediterranean climate, its various resorts at the Black Sea and its ski resorts. The Bansko resort was elected as the most affordable ski destination for one week with a family.

Tourism is an important sector as well in Bulgaria: it contributes to 13.1% of GDP.

Bulgaria attracts many foreign visitors (which represent two thirds of total overnights in hotels and similar accommodations) because of its Mediterranean climate, its various resorts at the Black Sea and its ski resorts. The Bansko resort was elected as the most affordable ski destination for one week with a family.

Because of the decline in Russian tourists, the Bulgarian government has implemented policies to support its tourist attractiveness. Underage Russians can benefit from free visas and authorities are working to ease issuing visas to Russian visitors.

Finally, the cruise market is identified as a sector with a strong potential. The number of cruise tourists on the Danube has almost doubled from 2013. Bulgaria wants to develop its offer of short-stay p

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13.1 % Direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP in 2016

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