Deputy Minister Irena Georgieva discussed the preparedness for the winter season at a working meeting in Borovets

16 October 2015

Deputy Minister of Tourism Irena Georgieva participated in a meeting in Borovets with representatives of the local authorities, the supervisory bodies and the tourism industry to discuss the preparedness of the resort for the upcoming winter season. The regional plan for protection against disasters and incidents to ensure the safety of tourists and their smooth vacation was also discussed.

“We start checking for compliance with the new ordinances on information security and the safeguarding of ski slopes and tourist huts, which are already in force”, said Irena Georgieva. She added that the Ministry had already briefed the municipalities on the actual changes in the marketing strategy of the Ministry for the new season. The Deputy Minister noted that the previous winter season was successful with about 8% growth in the number of foreign tourists and expressed her readiness to fully cooperate with the business to achieve even better results.

The next meeting of the regional headquarters will be held in November, when progress in solving the problems already identified in the sector will be verified.

Borovets is one of the most popular winter destinations both for Bulgarians and foreigners. In the period December 2014 – March 2015, in the resort, about 86 thousand overnight stays were realised by Bulgarians, which is an increase of over 11% compared to the previous year. In the last season, Borovets was the second best of our three major ski resorts in terms of the total number of overnight stays – over 241 thousand overnight stays. In Borovets ski area, there are 24 ski slopes with a length of over 58 km, cross-country skiing trails, biathlon facilities, facilities for night skiing, and a winter children’s park.

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