"After the deterioration of our relations with Turkey, which was a main destination for about 400,000 of our tourists, naturally Bulgaria will be the best alternative for them," Israeli Welfare and Social Services Minister Isaac Herzog said at an official meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart, Totyu Mladenov.
Media sources reported this week that Herzog was meeting with Mladenov to discuss cooperation on social issues, but the subject of tourism was raised as well.
"There are many retired people who go to spa resorts in Greece and Romania. The most natural thing for them would be to visit Bulgaria afterwards. Varna is a very popular tourist destination," Herzog said, as quoted by Novinite.com, the Sofia News Agency.