Bulgaria’s Black Sea tourism season 2015 officially opened on June 1.
At the central beach in Bourgas, the city on the southern part of the coast, there will be 250 umbrellas and 150 sunbeds free-of-charge and five rescue posts in operation.
Further north, at Bulgaria’s largest Black Sea city Varna, hiring a sunbed and umbrella at the central beach costs five leva, unchanged from last season, and three leva at Asparouhovo beach.
According to Bulgarian National Television (BNT), forecasts for this season are that there will be 15 per cent more Israeli tourists, while numbers of Russian and Ukrainian tourists will be lower.
In summer 2014, about 250 000 Ukrainian tourists visited Bulgaria’s Black Sea resorts, which was a drop of about eight per cent compared with previous summers.
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(Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)