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Number of tourists from Russia expected to triple

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Flights from Russia to Bulgaria have not been canceled, Rumen Draganov, chairman of the Institute of Analysis and Assessments in Tourism, has told BNT. "There has been no change in expectations about the attitudes of the Russian market. We are not surprised that some pre-booked flights will be canceled in May. Everyone working in tourism knows what May is like," Draganov said. The summer tourist season starts on June 22 and ends on September 22.

"Basically, we expect the number of Russian tourists to triple because last year there were less than 50,000 tourists from Russia," Draganov said. "The reservation process is in full force. There has been no such huge interest in travel in previous years. We are talking about European countries. Bulgaria's main target is Europe," Draganov added.

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