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Standart - Bulgaria | Friday, March 20, 2015

Forced holiday on Black Sea a silly idea

Bulgaria's tourism industry fears an extremely weak summer season on its Black Sea coast this year. On the one hand fewer Russian tourists are expected, while on the other a growing number of Bulgarians are turning their backs on local resorts. Tourism associations have now proposed that the equivalent of 30 euros per month be docked from salaries and paid out in the form of hotel vouchers. The daily Standart is not keen on the idea: "It's unacceptable for us to be marched to the beach en masse. Those resorts that haven't been completely built up and that offer quality services for a good price will not remain empty this year either. Workers who can't afford to go on holiday will hardly be delighted to earn 30 euros less per month so they can take a break. And those who can prefer to go abroad. The only ones who stand to profit from the measure are the bad hotels that can't attract guests in any other way."

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