Hotels Cut Down Prices for BulgariansРубрика: Tourism Източник:
Bulgarians citizens will pay 10 percent less for a hotel room than the foreign tourists do when staying in a Bulgarian resort. Blagoi Ragin, chairman of the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association (BHRA) made the proposal for 10 percent decrease of hotel prices for Bulgarian tourists. Thus, Ragin gave his support for a campaign, previously initiated by Travel TV for attracting more Bulgarians to the Bulgarian resorts. Representatives of the various Bulgarian media; newspapers, TV channels and radio stations are involved in the initiative "Treat Yourself to a Holiday in Bulgaria".
" Every year, Bulgarian tourists spend nearly 1 billion Euro on holiday abroad," commented chairperson of the State Agency for Tourism, Aneliya Krushkova. One reason for the idea is that the prices in the Bulgarian resorts are unaffordable for the average Bulgarian. According to the chairman of the Tourism Council in Sofia,Rumen Draganov, this year, the percentage of Bulgarians who have chosen the Bulgarian resorts has grown with 8%.
"If the hotel prices in Bulgaria go down the economy will be stimulated, in contrast, at present, nearly 600 000 hotel beds on the Bulgarian resorts stay empty. This asset in the hotel industry ought to be used accordingly.
Voice pieces of the campaign became celebrities as : Niki Kanchev, the host of the Bulgarian version of " Who Wants to be a Millionaire" TV game, Bulgaria's Minister of Culture and famous actor, Stefan Danailov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivailo Kalfin, actor Georgi Mamalev, singers Rushi Vidinliev and Toni Dimitrova. Bulgaria's Minister of State Administration, Nikolay Vassilev expressed his full support to the media initiative. The public figures Georgi Gergov, Krasimir Gergov, Milen Velchev, Vlado Karolev and Neli Sandalska will be the people, responsible for raising funds for the campaign.