Bulgaria’s ski resort Bansko reports 15-20 % drop in Greek tourists due to blockade

The Bulgarian ski resort of Bansko registered a drop of 15-20 % in the number of Greek tourists in the past month due to the blockades staged by Greek farmers at checkpoints along the border with Bulgaria.

This preliminary data was presented by the mayor of Bansko, Geogri Ikonomov, in an interview for Focus radio on Monday.

However there was an increase in the number of Bulgarian, Russian and Turkish tourists as well as visitors from Macedonia, which compensated for the reduced number of guests from Greece.