Volume 1 Issue 3 October 2003 Applied Research Note 1

Contemporary challenges of Bulgarian tourism

by Melih Madanoglu (Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Bulgaria is a country with abundant natural, historic, and architectural resources providing a rich foundation for a variety of tourism activities. Bulgaria used to be a holiday destination for the former Soviet bloc but mismanagement and foot-dragging in economic reforms prevented it from capitalizing on this past experience. The purpose of this discussion is to outlay the current situation of the Bulgarian tourism by using the secondary data provided by government and consulting reports. The objective of this study is to assess information reporting needs of the Bulgarian tourism in its effort to gain recognition in the world tourism arena. Download PDF

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