The entire capacity of Thomas Cook in Bulgaria is currently allocated to the other leading tour operators and is not expected to have any further effects in the summer of 2020.
He is currently negotiating growth, Minister Nikolina Angelkova said at a briefing after meeting with the industry.
The requested flights for the summer season are 12% more at the airport in Burgas and 8% more for the airport in Varna.
With regard to German tourists , an increase of 8% of the declared flights to Varna airport is registered.Angelkova wants a focus on organized tourismThe Minister boasted the growth of foreign tourists
The tourism minister hopes the upcoming summer tourist season will be at the pace of last year, and “why not better”. Angelkova reported that in the months of October, November and December there was also a 9% increase in the number of foreign tourists.
Angelkova noted that the information from the German and English countries was that all expenses related to the stay of tourists who were in Bulgaria at the announcement of the bankruptcy of the tourist company were proceeded in the appropriate order.Angelkova makes no predictions on how much Chinese tourists will decline in Bulgaria because of the coronavirusThere were few trips from China to Bulgaria
“We have no complaints from the hoteliers , or everyone involved in these processes,” Angelkova was adamant. What is important for Bulgaria is the extremely timely response of the government.
Asked if a decision had been reached during the meeting with the branch on reducing VAT , Angelkova said that this issue had not been commented on.
“The representatives of the sector have clearly expressed their gratitude to the Prime Minister and Minister Goranov. The time has been given – 6 months to discuss all the specifics related to the H-18 ,” the Minister of Tourism explained.