Bookings for the winter season in Bulgaria have dropped by 40%

Bookings for the winter season in Bulgaria have dropped by 40% compared to last year, says The Sofia Globe.

Data was revealed by the Minister of Tourism, Mariana Nikolova, in a televised interview.

Calculations show that imposing severe restrictions on tourist resorts in the winter season will result in losses of one billion levas, Nikolova said.

The official added that the resorts in Bulgaria comply with all measures required to stop the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

The measures imposed on resorts in Bulgaria are similar to those in major ski destinations, the tourism minister said. ”I don’t think anyone in the tourism industry can afford to risk or make mistakes that could affect the entire sector,” Mariana Nikolova assured.

Most foreign tourists visiting Bulgaria in the winter season will be from neighboring Balkan countries and will use land transport.