CURRENT STATE, PROBLEMS AND DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE SPHERE OF TOURISM IN BULGARIA Cover Image

СЪСТОЯНИЕ, ПРОБЛЕМИ И ПЕРСПЕКТИВИ ПРЕД ПРЕДПРИЕМАЧЕСТВОТО В СФЕРАТА НА ТУРИЗМА В БЪЛГАРИЯ
CURRENT STATE, PROBLEMS AND DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE SPHERE OF TOURISM IN BULGARIA

Author(s): Mariana Bojinova, Lyubomira Todorova, Pavlin Pavlov, Vasilisa Valkova
Subject(s): Economy, Business Economy / Management
Published by: Стопанска академия »Д. А. Ценов«
Keywords: entrepreneurship; tourism; hoteliers; tour operators

Summary/Abstract: The entrepreneurial activity can thrive in all spheres and sectors of the economy but tourism sector is of particular importance. Entrepreneurial activity in tourism is determined by the availability of suitable conditions for the development of the tourism business. Thus, the objective of the research is to study empirically the current state of entrepreneurship in the sector of tourism in Bulgaria; to outline the existing problems and the prospects for development of entrepreneurial tourism business, which facilitate the promotion of Bulgaria as a tourist destination with numerous natural and anthropogenic features that favour the development of different types of tourism. The main research thesis, which is being defended, is that the increase in the entrepreneurial activity in the field of tourism in Bulgaria is essential for the stability and the sustainable development of the tourism market. This offers long-term benefits to all interested parties (the entrepreneurs, the state, the tourists and the local communities). A survey questionnaire has been administered in order to collect data from hoteliers, restaurateurs and tour operators, located in the municipalities of Primorsko, Velingrad and V. Tarnovo, offering various tourism resources. All the research tasks have been achieved, namely: the specifics of entrepreneurship in the field of tourism have been highlighted, the main problems and prospects have been found, a profile of an entrepreneur in the tourism sector in the municipalities under review has been outlined.

  • Issue Year: 25/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 104-135
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: Bulgarian