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NSI: A 50% rise in tourism for June

In June 2022, the numbers of Bulgarians travelling abroad and of foreign tourists visiting Bulgaria increased by about 50% compared to June 2021, the National Statistical Institute said. The trips of Bulgarians abroad in June were  680,600 or 48.4%..

published on 7/27/22 1:02 PM

Prices in "Sunny Beach" now similar to those in Marmaris

After years of being the cheapest seaside holiday destination for British guests, this season Bulgaria's Sunny Beach has been overtaken by Marmaris, Turkey. The Holiday Money Report of the British Post Office and the tour..

published on 7/26/22 12:15 PM
Photos: Mountains and People Association of Bulgarian Mountain Guides

Adventure-seekers from abroad come to Bulgaria mostly for horse trekking and mountain hiking

Tour operators say that the number of visitors from abroad coming to this country not for a holiday by the sea, but for an adventure in the wild has been growing. Pre-2019 levels have not been reached yet but there is a lot of..

published on 7/18/22 11:58 AM

A house sitting on its roof becomes a tourist attraction along the Southern Black Sea coast

If you travel along the old road connecting the coastal towns of Chernomorets and Sozopol, you will come across an unusual sight- a house turned upside down with the roof on the ground and a small yellow VW Beetle on the roof. This is the..

published on 7/17/22 11:15 AM

Ancient Apollonia comes to life in Mesarite archaeological complex on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast

Far back in the past, the Mesarite area near the present-day town of Sozopol was an outlying territory of the ancient Greek colony of Apollonia of Pontius . Traces of buildings, burial facilities, ritual hearths and a well-formed road dating to..

published on 7/16/22 8:50 AM

Ukrainian refugees make up for staff shortages in tourism

At the height of the summer season, hotel and restaurant operators face a serious problem – staff shortages at Bulgaria’s resorts. A significant drop in interest in tourism as an education has been registered in the country, Genka Rafailova,..

published on 7/13/22 5:13 PM

Fuel prices place Bulgaria among top destinations for budget travel

The Road Trip Index 2022 by the leading world travel application KAYAK breaks down 33 countries by 24 individual factors depending on what they each offer and the type of trip one wants to take. The rankings from this study are divided into five..

published on 7/11/22 1:07 PM

Walking the trails of history in Haskovo and the Rhodope

The town of Haskovo is a gateway to the Eastern Rhodopes, which in turn abound with trails exploring the historical past. But before heading out into the countryside, we recommend the enthusiastic tourist to take a stroll around the town, which boasts..

published on 7/6/22 8:21 AM

The only preserved Medieval island monastery in Bulgaria is… on St Anastasia island

Inconclusive were the results of our latest quiz. The question, published on the pages of all the 10 languages in which Radio Bulgaria maintains content, was: “Where is the only surviving Medieval island monastery in Bulgaria?” The audience had to..

published on 7/5/22 3:00 PM

Turkish holidaymakers with a heightened interest in Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast

More and more Turkish tourists want to come to Bulgaria, Turkish tour operators said, after visiting Varna, Bulgarian public service TV BNT reports. A tour was organized for them with visits to year-round resorts and to historical landmarks along..

published on 7/4/22 11:59 AM