Bulgarians cut back bookings for Easter holidays in Turkey, Greece – reports

There is a 40 per cent decrease in the number of Bulgarians intending to visit Turkey at Easter, following a series of bomb attacks in Bulgaria’s neighbouring country, reports on March 15 said.

This comes a few weeks after reports that Bulgarians were cutting back significantly on plans to visit Greece at Easter and in the summer, worried by the possibility of problems after earlier weeks of border blockades by protesting Greek farmers and the counter-blockades by Bulgarian transport firms. The blockades are no longer in place following a deal in Athens.

In recent years, Greece and Turkey have been favoured destinations for holidays by Bulgarians, choosing the two neighbouring countries over domestic tourism options, especially in the summer.

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Cats at a market in Istanbul. Photo (c) Clive Leviev-Sawyer

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(Photo of Antalya, Turkey: Nedim Ardoğa)