Simon Smith | Manager, Operations and Destination Engagement | 31 May 2019

туристическа такса

The tourist tax (туристическа такса) is an overnight accommodation tax levied to visitors of the municipality per person per night. If the accommodation is designated a tourist resort, the tax is only levied for the first night.

The rate to be paid is set by local governments (municipalities) within the 0.2 – 3 BGN Lev band set by national government. Further information here.

As outlined in Article 10 (2) of the Tourism Act, the money raised is used for:

  1. Construction and maintenance of the infrastructure servicing tourism within the territory of the municipality, including the local roads connecting resorts with airports, railway stations and bus stations, as well as with cultural values
  2. Conservation, maintenance and development of green spaces
  3. Establishment of tourist information centres and arrangement of information services for tourists
  4. Promotion at home and abroad of tourism establishments located within the territory of the municipality

Below are selected destinations and further information can be found by clicking on the title of the destination.

While best efforts have been made to verify the accuracy of the information on 31 May 2019, the information displayed should be used as guidance only.

Euro conversion on 31 May 2019 for comparative purposes. 

Hotel Star Rating 1 2 3 4 5
BGN Lev (€) per person per night (no maximum nights)  
Plovdiv 0.20 (0.10) 0.40 (0.20) 0.60 (0.31) 0.75 (0.38) 1.00 (0.51)
Sofia 0.40 (0.20) 0.60 (0.31) 0.80 (0.41) 1.00 (0.51) 1.20 (0.61)
Varna 0.50 (0.26) 0.50 (0.26) 0.60 (0.31) 0.90 (0.46) 1.40 (0.72)

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