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Specifics in the Contemporary Development of Hotel Business in Bulgaria


  • Petya Ivanova


The author analyses the numerical alteration of the number of hotels in Bulgaria in the recent years, the current specifics and problems in the hotel business. The correlations between this alteration and the number of fulfilled night-stays, the increase rate of the lodging base and the correspondence to the alterations in the employment in it. The dynamics in the development of the hotel business is examined in a territorial section and regarding the criteria “hotel category”. The author puts an emphasis on the factors that hamper the hotel business, the current requirements and trends. On this ground general conclusions are made and some recommendations on the utilization of the existing potential of the hotel business in Bulgaria are made.

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  • Petya Ivanova, 2007. "Specifics in the Contemporary Development of Hotel Business in Bulgaria," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 3, pages 70-81.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econth:y:2007:i:3:p:70-81

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    JEL classification:

    • L80 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - General
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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