2008 News Archive - Hotels & Villas - Hotel chain targets blossoming Bulgaria

31 01 2007

Bulgaria's status as a major player in the European tourism market has been reconfirmed with news that a major hotel chain is looking to set up base in the country.

Golden Tulip, the Dutch chain, already has more than 500 hotels and plans are now afoot to build a major resort around Bulgaria's Black Sea coast.

Devenik has reportedly learned from Golden Tulip's local partners that an agreement for a 90-room Golden Tulip Varna was signed in November. The Golden Tulip Resorts and Tulip Inn brands will also be coming to Bulgaria before long, according to the report, and plans are now underway to find appropriate locations.

Bulgaria's Black Sea resorts have proved hugely popular with European tourists in recent years and officials are expecting 2007 to be the biggest year yet.

Accession to the EU is set to have a staggering impact on the country's appeal and there is also growing evidence that holidaymakers are looking to experiment a little more with their destinations.

Bulgaria's Black Sea coast is often known as the country's Costa del Sol and there is no doubt that many of its beaches rival those on offer in Spain.

Sunny Beach, Golden Sands and Varna are all attractive locations and tourists will also be flocking to small resorts this year including Ravda and Kiten.

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