Foreigners Fancy Bulgaria's Cultural, Spa Tourism
Sofia News Agency, 23.07.2011
Cultural and spa activities are considered the most attractive forms of tourism among the foreign tourists in Bulgaria, according to a poll conducted by Synesta Consortium. In contrast, Bulgarians most frequently visit relatives or travel to the country during their summer breaks, the poll shows. Foreigners spend between EUR 70 and EUR 90 per day on average in Bulgaria's resorts and usually stay 9-10 days, while locals spend just EUR 19-EUR 25 daily and stay 5-6 days.
Many foreigners prefer to combine several different types of tourism during their stay in Bulgaria in order to make their experience more dynamic, the poll concludes. The region of Thrace, the Rhodope, Rila and Pirin mountains are the most popular Bulgarian tourist destinations among the foreigners questioned.