Only 10% of the hotels in the largest resort complex on our Black Sea coast – “Sunny Beach” will open this season. This is the forecast of the industry. The new rules of operation, the lack of information when the charter flights will start and what tourists will arrive are some of the reasons. There are many unknowns before the tourist season, which makes the risk unjustified, comment hoteliers.Unusual for the month of May is the picture on the South Black Sea coast. At that time, for other years, the resort towns were busy preparing for the season, and the first tourists were already walking by the sea.
In Ravda hotels, restaurants and shops do not work. The streets are deserted and the town is ghostly. Nessebar is a bit busier, but there are no open restaurants and hotels. Some of the retail outlets, however, are working. Others are preparing for the season.
The Sunny Beach resort complex is facing the most difficult summer season for the past 61 years since its founding, the hotelier and chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Tourism Owners Gerogi Nikolchev told BNR.
He does not expect many tourists to come to Sunny Beach after the opening of our borders with Romania and Greece, and his hotel will not open.
Many more unresolved issues remain before the season, said the chairman of the Burgas Regional Tourist Chamber, Ivan Ivanov, after meeting with Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova late last week. He confirmed his forecast that 80% fewer tourists will visit our country this year than last.
Currently Bourgas Airport serves only the destination London Luton, 2 times a week. The first non-canceled flight, which is planned and present at the airport schedule of Bulgaria Air, is on the route Bourgas – Moscow on May 31. No charter data can be provided at this time, the seaport said.
Closed restaurants and hotels and dozens of indoor shops await tourists this season in one of the most visited summer destinations by the sea – Nessebar municipality.