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There are huge differences in tourist prices for the holiday season, Rumen Draganov says

Rumen Draganov
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“We should stick to the 2022 holiday season budgets. There is no reason to pay more during the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays,” said Rumen Draganov, Director of the Institute for Analysis and Assessment in Tourism in an interview with the BNR. “At the moment there are huge differences in the prices in tourism. A hotel room starts at EUR 24, and ends at EUR 2,400. For the New Year, there are prices that are even higher than that.” The problem is not how much prices have gone up, the problem is whether you can book the place you want at all, because sales started as early as September, Draganov points out. It looks like there will be 580,000 trips for Christmas and the New Year, almost 170,000 of them, abroad, and more than 400,000 in Bulgaria. The winter resorts will be full, Rumen Draganov goes on to say. Skiing is expensive. A full season ski pass costs EUR 750, and it is bought by people who go to the resorts multiple times. A day pass is around EUR 35.

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