During this year the tourist flow in the Spa resort Velingrad is much higher despite the financial crisis, announced the chairman of the hoteliers and restaurateurs in Velingrad Zlatko Zlatanov.
We indicate an increase in the number of tourists with 7% for the month of August compared with August last year. This means that we made everything that is possible to attract the tourists and they came in out resort.
One of the reasons for the increase in the tourist number is that Velingrad was chosen for the Spa capital of the Balkans. Now our goal is to develop not only the Spa tourism but also the cultural tourism, added Zlatanov.
According to him there are opportunities for this, especially after the successful archeological expedition to Ostrets peak during this year.
The town has many opportunities for developing winter tourism but for this reason we have to establish ski pistes and facilities for them for which we need funding. For this reason we will insist to receive support not only from the municipality but also from the government institutions, said Zlatanov.