Expert: Bulgaria's Tourism Sector to Stabilize in 2010


Bulgarias tourism sector is going to see a stabilization in 2010, according to Rumen Draganov, Chair of the Institute for Analises and Estimates in Tourim. Draganov told the Bulgarian National Radio Friday that the countrys tourism business hit the bottom of the economic crisis in the winter and summer of 2009, and was going to see growth in 2010, or is at least going to keep the 2009 levels. The Bulgarian tourists will three times more than the foreigners during the winter season. There are Bulgarians who go skiing or snowboarding 20 times or more throughout the winter. We expect to see that Bulgarians will be the majority of tourists and travelers over the winter, Draganov said. The Institute for Analises and Estimates in Tourism expects a 20% growth of German tourists and an 8% growth of Russian tourists in 2010.