There is a catastrophic impact on the tourism sector and local businesses in Burgas due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine war, which are crucial to the city’s and the area’s development.
Burgas plans to implement a long-term tourism development strategy for eight years. On September 27, a public consultation will be held as part of its development, allowing experts, members of the public, and regular residents to give their views about how they see this industry from a long-term perspective until 2030.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine war badly affected the global economy. International travel and tourism suddenly came to an end, which had a significant impact on entire Bulgarian tourism. Due to the country’s closeness to the shared Black Sea basin, particularly for the Municipality of Burgas, which keeps us out of the military conflict, is the reason for the decreased visitor flow and the opinion that the destination is not safe enough.
So, The working title of this plan is Burgas Municipality Tourism Strategy for Sustainable Development for the years 2022-2030.
According to the municipality, the goal of this discussion is to ensure that the plan’s final version takes place in the views of the widest range of parties interested. The essential guides and priorities for tourism development have already been posted on the local government’s website, which allows Burgas residents to acknowledge themselves with the draught proposals before the discussions begin. It is recommended to highlight sports and other options to improve the luxuries, such as the beach and the sea, so that we can establish Burgas as a recognisable brand.
The biggest challenge a city faces for sustainable development is overcoming seasonality. This industry is mainly related to the sun and sea. The development is only possible in summer, indicating a winter reduction.