45. SPA tourism in Bulgaria – origin and development

Author: Slavena Dimitrova, Ivanka Lulcheva

DOI: 10.22620/sciworks.2015.05.045


Great wealth and the variety of mineral waters in Bulgaria is rapid implementation in recent years in SPA tourism. Effective use of SPA resources for the development of SPA tourism in the country contributes to upgrading traditional summer and winter holidays and for providing comprehensive travel service, attracting more affluent guests and overcoming seasonality in the sector with the opening of new jobs. Demand for SPA tourism in Bulgaria has increased 3 times in the last five years. SPA resorts are frequented mostly by tourists from Bulgaria and very few foreigners, unlike sea destinations. In currently Bulgarian SPA resorts are building new modern spa facilities, and existing ones are renovated. This creates great prospects for the development of SPA tourism.