Nearly 30% growth registered in night-stays in accommodations in Bulgaria in September

10 November 2016

Dobrich Region has welcomed nearly 400 000 visitors from the year’s start up to September. The strong results are mostly due to the large scale summer resorts in the region, but there is increasing demand for the cultural-historical sites in the region’s interior. Thus commented today the Minister of Tourism, Nikolina Angelkova, at a meeting with tourism businesses in the Dobrich Region. The meeting was attended by the Dobrich Regional Governor, Detelina Nikolova, the Municipality Mayor, Yordan Todorov, MP’s Rumen Ivanov and Zhivko Martino, mayors of settlements in the region, and others.

„The increase of tourists is also reflected in the revenues from night-stays, which exceed BGN 90 mil. for the first nine months of the year, the growth being around 15%“, Nikolina Angelkova said. She also commented on the September data concerning accommodation facilities on a national level, as published by the NSI today. The stats reveal that a growth of over 23% is registered in persons spending nights country-wide, exceeding 783 000. They have spent in total over 3 mil. night-stays, with the September revenues along achieving a nearly 30% growth to reach BGN 146 mil.

Later that day, Minister Angelkova also met students majoring in Tourism at the Varna University of Economics. She laid out before them the development perspectives for young people in the sector and the need for more trained specialists experienced by the businesses. „I have initiated a series of such discussion because the connect between educational establishments and real-life businesses is often lost, while it is vitally important for the sector’s competitive development that you choose Bulgaria and pursue a career here, Minister Angelkova said.

The meeting at the Varna University of Economics was attended by the Varna Regional Governor, Stoyan Pasev, while the discussion was hosted by the university’s rector prof. ScD Plamen Iliev, and prof. ScD Stoyan Marinov.

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