Bulgaria Expects Over 1.0 Million Tourist Arrivals from Romania in 201219.05.2012

Bulgaria`s economy ministry said it expects tourist arrivals from Romania this year to exceed one million. Early holiday bookings from Romania show 6.0% growth compared to the same period last year, the ministry said in a statement quoting deputy economy minister Ivo Marinov as saying during a tourist forum in Bucharest.
Most foreign tourists to Bulgaria come from Romania. Last year, Romanian tourist arrivals in Bulgaria increased by 4.6% to 960,365, the ministry said on Friday.
In 2012, Bulgaria expects 6.0% to 8.0% growth in foreign tourist arrivals as visitors from Russia alone are seen jumping 20%.
Tourism generates 15% of Bulgaria`s gross domestic product, according to economy ministry data.

Source: HBCB

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