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The Bulgarian authorities are ready to extend the tourist season until October

Bulgaria is ready to extend the tourist season until the end of October and to subsidize charters, according to ATOR.

The country will start to accept tourists by July 1. As told at the briefing the Minister of tourism Nikolina Angelkova, the first Charter flights from Netherlands and Germany arrive at the resorts at the end of June.

At the airport in Burgas waiting until the end of September, more than 10,6 thousand Charter flights Varna – about 6.4 thousand. In this list, and the previously planned flight from Russia. Bulgaria is counting on the Russian guests. Assessment of the Ministry of tourism of the country, under an optimistic scenario in the case of charters from the UK and Russia, the falling revenues in the tourism sector range from 40 per cent. If not, the downturn in the industry could reach 50 percent.

To encourage foreign tour operators to keep the flight program, the tourism authorities of Bulgaria, has offered to subsidize charters. It is about 35 Euro for each imported traveler. "It gives the opportunity to extend the summer tourist season until the end of October," said Angelkova.