The draft bill for the Standard Tourist Destinations to be introduced to the Parliament

Next Tuesday, the bill of the Ministry of Tourism entitled "Standard Tourist Destinations of Integrated Management, Management and Promotion Organizations, Spas of Greece and other regulations for the enhancement of tourism development" will be introduced in the competent parliamentary committee.

Bulgaria: By How Much did Prices in Hotels Jump for the Upcoming Holidays?

Twice as many foreign tourists and higher prices for the upcoming holidays. These are the forecasts of experts in the tourism industry. About half a million people will be able to afford a holiday in Bulgaria, and about 60,000 abroad. Despite the measures, there are already resorts where all places are occupied.

Tax Authorities have Collected BGN 4 million from Properties Rented through Airbnb

Over BGN 4 million in income has been declared by owners who provide real estate to accommodate tourists through the Airbnb platform, the National Revenue Agency announced. Income taxation of this activity was introduced in February 2020 - about a month before a state of emergency was declared in Bulgaria due to the pandemic, which effectively put tourism on hold.

Two Turkish towns included in best tourism village list

Two settlements in Turkey have been included in the U.N.'s Best Tourism Villages list, the U.N. World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO) have said.

Mustafapaşa, a town in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir, and Taraklı, a small district in the northwestern province of Sakarya, are among the "best examples of villages embracing tourism to provide opportunity," the U.N. body said.

Antalya welcomes 9 million holidaymakers

Antalya, on Turkey's Mediterranean's coast and which is very popular with local and international holidaymakers, attracted a total of 8.9 million foreign tourists between January and November this year.

This marked a staggering 163 percent increase from the same period of 2020 when the city hosted around 3.4 million international visitors.