• The competitiveness of cultural tourism destinations: case of Stara Zagora in Bulgaria

      Georgieva, Bogomila; Oriade, Ade; Rahimi, Roya (www.johat.org, 2017-01-01)
      Current study tries to evaluate the competitiveness of Stara Zagora (the sixth largest city in Bulgaria) as a tourist destination generally and from cultural tourism perspective in particular. The study was conducted usingquestionnaires with both closed and open-ended questions. Analyses showed that in addition to reenactment of historic events and Bulgarian traditions and crafts, demand for dining experiences originating from distant parts of the world such as the Far East, India, and Mexico can also be added to the competitive of Stara Zagora. Theoretical and practical implications were also identified and discussed.