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Iceland Discovers Bulgaria as Tourist Destination

Source: Sofia News Agency (
Published Date: 08 Sep 2006

Icelandic tourists have been discovering Bulgaria as a favourite tourism destination this year, according to data by the state Tourism Authority.

Along with Iceland, steady rise in the interest to spend the holidays in Bulgaria has been found with tourist from Ireland and Romania.

Nearly 5% more tourists have come to Bulgaria in the first half of 2006 year-on-year, cashing in some EUR 450.1 M.

For July alone the upward trend hit 10.61% more compared to the same month in 2005.

The number of tourists from the UK, Ireland, Romania and the Scandinavian countries has been continuously on the rise, the Tourism Authority said.

Greece tops the statistics with 332,559 tourists here, followed by Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia, Germany, the UK, Romania, Turkey, Russia and the Czech Republic.