Pamporovo opened the 2015/2016 winter season

19 December 2015

The Deputy Minister of Tourism Irena Georgieva participated in the opening of the 2015/2016 winter season in Pamporovo. The event was also attended by the Minister of Youth and Sports Krassen Kralev, the Mayors of Smolyan and Chepelare, Niĸolai Melemov and Slavĸa Chaĸarova, the Regional Governor of Smolyan, Nedyalĸo Slavov, the Member of the European Parliament, Vladimir Uruchev, the majority owner of Pamporovo AD, Tsvetelina Borislavova, the Executive director of Pamporovo AD, Marian Belyaĸov, etc.

“The resort’s 2014/15 winter season was very successful. The NSI data shows that overnight stays in tourist accommodation in Pamporovo were nearly 73 thousand in the period from December to March which is an increase by over 10% compared to the previous season”, said Deputy Minister Georgieva. She said it was very important to note that about 77% of the resort guests were Bulgarians. “At the same time we should congratulate Pamporovo that it has been attracting more and more tourists during the green season – in the period April-October 2015 they were over 40 thousand. This is a confirmation that Bulgaria can successfully develop as a year-round tourist destination”, she added.

At present, Pamporovo boosts bed occupancy as high as nearly 70%. Both organized and individual tourists from Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Great Britain, Romania, Macedonia, Moldova and Bulgarians with their families are expected. The new markets are the Netherlands, Moldova and Slovakia. There are good chances for attracting tourists from Azerbaijan, Georgia and Israel. The interest of the Turkish tourists continues to be high and the peak sales on this market are expected in late January and early February. According to forecasts of the local authorities, around 10% growth in the total tourist flow in Pamporovo, compared to the previous season, can be expected.

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