The first tourists ahead of the summer tourist season arrived in Bulgaria’s Black Sea resort of Albena on April 27.
The group of about 200 arrived from Katowice in Poland on charter flights. The resort’s management said that the average stay of Polish tourists at the resort was 10 days.
About 3000 tourists were expected to be in Albena for Bulgaria’s May 1 to 6 long weekend holiday, of which about 2000 were from Romania. The six-day holiday is from Labour Day to Easter Monday according to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church calendar.
About 9000 tourists from Poland visited Albena in 2012, 15 per cent more than in 2011, the resort said. Expectations are that the number of Polish tourists in Albena will increase by 10 per cent in 2013.
(Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)