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The tourism industry demand 100 million leva from the government because of crisis

Submitted on Friday, 27 February 2009One Comment

The tourism business in Bulgaria demanded 100 million leva from the government to aid the ailing industry in the conditions of an international financial and economical crisis.

The chairman of the Bulgarian association of tourism agencies (BATA) Donka Sokolova talked about the possibilities of provision of the needed funds with the 500 million that the government provided for the aid of small and average businesses. She discussed those possibilities during a press conference, part of the current Spa Expo in the National palace of culture.

The industry can also be supported by the approval of the industry demands for free visas for Russian and Ukrainian tourists during the crisis. This would cost the government about 7-8 million euro.

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  • David said:

    It is high time to think about simplified visa procedure with Armenia. Armeian tourists are willing to have vacations in Bulgarian sea costs but long and complicated visa procedure redirect them to Russian and Ukrainian sea costs.
    Armenian tourists will easily pay visa fee, you even don\’t need to deliver visa for free. Just less bureocracy and simplified procedure will bring Armenians to Bulgaria even in crisis.

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