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Tourism Trends: Travels Fall by 23,6 Percent in the Third Trimester of 2020

  In the third trimester of 2020,a little over 324,000 Bulgarian citizens traveled across Bulgaria and abroad, which is 23.6% less as compared with the last year, which is explained by the epidemic situation in the country, preliminary data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI) show. The majority of Bulgarians, or 94.1%, have traveled only within our country, 3.2% -
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Bulgaria Starts Inspections at Winter Tourism Complexes

  Bulgaria’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism Mariana Nikolova is expected to launch inspections at winter tourism complexes to check whether they are ready for the forthcoming tourist season. Minister Nikolova is to check whether these facilities have created the necessary conditions for compliance with the anti-epidemic measures approved by this country’s health authorities
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COVID-19: Negative PCR Test for Those Entering Romania from Bulgaria

  pixabay.com From 00:00 on 03.11.2020, those entering the territory of Romania from Bulgaria, regardless of citizenship, must present a document with a negative result of PCR test made no later than 48 hours before the trip, according to the "Border Police “. Those who do not provide such a document are quarantined for 14 days at their place of residence. Persons holding residence
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Israeli Tourists Will Spend Their Winter Holidays in Bulgaria

Israeli tourists will spend their holidays in Bulgaria during the winter season, the Ambassador of Israel said on October 12 during his visit to the Bulgarian coastal city of Bourgas. The first reservations for winter vacations have already been made, and the most preferred destination is Bansko ski resort. After the summer season, the greatest interest in the winter
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66% Fewer Flights in 2020

pixabay.com 66% fewer flights in 2020. This will be reported by the International Air Transport Association, after entering the last quarter, flights are still few and carriers' hopes for lower losses have not materialized. "There was no Tourism, we know - in March, April, May. There we are talking about declines in flights of about 90%, which has never been the case
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Bulgarian Tour Operators Insist on PCR Testing Instead of Quarantine

PCR testing, instead of imposing quarantine, should be the guiding principle when traveling in and around the EU, bringing together all Member States in the Community. The Association of Bulgarian Tour Operators and Travel Agents (ABTTA) insists on this in a letter to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism Mariana Nikolova, the Minister of Health Kostadin Angelov,
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Nearly 70% Collapse in the Number of Foreigners Visiting Bulgaria in August

In August 2020, during the continuing epidemic situation in the country, the trips of Bulgarian citizens abroad were 470.9 thousand, or 37.7% below those registered in August 2019. This is shown by the data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI). Last month, the visits of foreigners to Bulgaria were 747.1 thousand, or 67.9% less than in August 2019. A breakdown
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Bulgarian Tourism Reports the Most Difficult Summer Season and Losses of Nearly 80%

  pixabay.com About 30% of those employed in the sector have lost their jobs"What we can say about the upcoming summer season is that it was the most difficult, but also absolutely unusual for the Bulgarian, European and international economy. With regard to the Bulgarian market, many efforts have been made by the sector and the government. This was stated in the
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Two-Thirds of Hotels in Bulgaria Empty in July, Turnover Down With 65%

In July 2020, during the ongoing epidemic situation in the country, there were 2,768 sites with more than 10 beds - hotels, motels, campsites, chalets and other places for short-term accommodation. The number of rooms in them is 112.9 thousand, and the number of beds - 251.4 thousand. Compared to July 2019, the total number of accommodation establishments operating
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Bulgaria Supports Tour Guides with BGN 3 Million

nova.bg "We are developing a pilot project under the Operational Program" Innovation and Competitiveness "(OPIC) to support tour guides. About BGN 3 million will be set aside under the European fund, which will be earmarked for financial compensation for licensed guides. According to the Ministry of Tourism, this is about 1,500 people. This was announced by the Deputy
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