Bulgaria expects 6% more tourists in 2012.

By bne IntelliNews April 10, 2012
Bulgaria expects up to 6% more tourists this year, deputy economy minister Ivo Marinov said, as quoted by BTA. Upon successful tourist season, the inflow to the country's balance of payments might reach EUR 3bn, up from EUR 2.6mn in 2011. On a separate note, yesterday, the constitutional court ruled out the introduced in April 2011 fee on tourist services, according to which all tourist facilities had to pay a fee based on a minimum of 30% occupancy rate. Industry representatives opposed the fee as it affected negatively the sector, especially the small tourism enterprises, which were hit by the crisis and often did not reach such an occupancy level.

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