Capital.bg shows that until July 6, of the 8.800 hotels and other accommodation places on the Bulgarian seaside, only 2.500 have accepted tourists, which is less than 28%.
But this is not the worse news. The total nights spent since the beginning of the season are around 384 thousand for the entire coast.
By comparison – data from the National Statistical Institute show that last year, which also did not start very strongly, in the months of May and June alone, in Sunny Beach they were three times more tourists – nearly 1.25 million. Golden Sands at the same time last year reported nearly 912.000 overnight stays, according to official statistics.
It is the two largest resorts that traditionally work with foreigners that are currently feeling the brunt of the impact on tourism.
From the beginning of the season to July 6 in Golden Sands there were only 51 hotels open, which is 30 per cent of all.
In Sunny Beach, the picture is even blacker: there are only 137 sites open in the resort, only 16.3% of all.