Preslav Dimitrov

Preslav Dimitrov
South-West University "Neofit Rilski" · Department of Tourism

Professor, Doctor of Economics

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October 2015 - present
South-West University "Neofit Rilski"
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  • Dean of the Faculty of Economics

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In the context of current crises following COVID-19 and growing global economic uncertainties, the issues regarding financial transactions with FINTECH are increasingly apparent. Consequently, in our opinion, the utilization of FINTECH financial transactions leads to а risk-reduction approach when in contact with other people. Moreover, financial t...
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The specific design of the Bulgarian currency board arrangement (CBA), which provides an opportunity for the Bulgarian government to conduct discretionary monetary policy by changes in the fiscal reserve, was analyzed. The impact of government deposit fluctuations on the dynamics of reserve money and interbank interest rates was investigated. The h...
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Having a long history and tradition since 1970s, the Bulgarian IT sector is currently experiencing a booming development that has a multiplying positive effect on the other sectors of the Bulgarian economy such as the tourism industry. This booming development has a positive effect not only in terms of imported and triggered out innovations in all...
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The present research paper summarizes the results from a broader research on the topic “Bulgarian tourism and the problem of poverty in Bulgaria” commissioned by the German Foundation “Fridrich Ebert”, Sofia Bureau in 2014. Here, a more detailed literature review has been added to the one of the original research with the aim to follow the scientif...
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his article discusses issues related to the overall effect of Bulgaria’s accession to and membership in the European Union. The authors analyse the influence as a positive one since it has provided the opportunity for the Bulgarian nation and economy to be involved in a complex economic and legal system regulations as well as an adjustment mechanis...
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The present research paper summarizes the results from a broader research on the topic “Bulgarian tourism and the problem of poverty in Bulgaria” commissioned by the German Foundation “Fridrich Ebert”, Sofia Bureau in 2014. Here, a more detailed literature review has been added to the one of the original research with the aim to follow the scientif...
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The concept of tourism destination attractiveness does not constitute a new topic in the scientific literature in the field of tourism. On the contrary, attention has been brought towards it since last century’s 60 years. For a relatively long period, however, the existing studies show out that they not only did not lead to the creation of a single...
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Българската туристическа индустрия винаги е била един от най-отворените към външния свят сектори на българската икономика. И това е било отличителна черта на българския туристически сектор, както в годините до втората световна война, така и в периода на годините на централизирана планова икономика и съветска икономическа доминация. Нещо повече, пре...
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This paper presents an application of some forecasting methods concerning sport tourism arrivals in Southwest Bulgaria: linear trend forecasting, double exponential forecasting (Holt’s method), triple exponential forecasting (the Holt-Winters Method), and the ARIMA method. A specially designed model for estimating the weight coefficient needed for...
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The present paper regards the application of some forecasting methods in the spa and wellness sub-sector of the Bulgarian tourism industry such as: the linear trend forecasting, the double exponential forecasting (the Holt’s method), the triple exponential forecasting (the Holt-Winters Method) and the ARIMA method. Specially designed model for esti...
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The railway transport in Bulgaria is controlled and coordinated by the Railway Administration Executive Agency. This transport and its infrastructure are put under serious pressure in connection with its membership in the European Union. The problem of forecasting in the new strategic documents is crucial to the formation of proper innovation infra...
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In Compliance with the annual Act for the State Budget, the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance usually makes twice a year an internal budget restructuring in the budgets of the separate Ministries and State Agencies of the Bulgarian State. What is in intriguing in this internal budget restructuring is that it is usually done in the months when the touri...
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In Compliance with the annual Act for the State Budget, the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance usually makes twice a year an internal budget restructuring in the budgets of the separate Ministries and State Agencies of the Bulgarian State. What is in intriguing in this internal budget restructuring is that it is usually done in the months when the touri...
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The further development and a more effective usage of the biggest international airport in Bulgaria, the Sofia Airport should be connected with a more precise forecasting of the number of the passengers serviced both in annual and monthly terms. The fact that the Sofia Airport operates as a state-owned company evokes lots of political pressure for...
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The project named “LOcal products Festivals and Tourism development in cross-border cooperation Greece-Bulgaria” (The LOFT Project), funded under the European Cooperation Territorial Programme “Greece – Bulgaria 2007 – 2013”, aims at: (i) promoting and reinforcing local cultural events, directly linked to local production, by building on synergies...
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The cross border regions of South-West Bulgaria and Northern Greece have incurred an increasing number of the tourism arrivals since the accession of both Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union in 2007. The present paper regards several major problems in the application of the exponential smoothing methods for the purpose of the long-run foreca...
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The tourism industry of Bulgaria has always been considered as one of the most open sectors of its economy. And this was a characteristic feature of the Bulgarian tourism sector even in the years of the centralized planned economy and the Soviet economic dominance. A considerable part of the tourism consumers have always originated from the West Eu...
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Most of the Bulgarian rural municipalities need to back up their investment decisions in tourism infrastructure by preliminary analysis and forecasts. The present paper regards several major problems in the application of exponential smoothing methods for the purpose of the long-run forecasting for the needs of the mountainous municipality of Stamb...
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Most of the Bulgarian rural municipalities need to back up their investment decisions in tourism infrastructure by preliminary analysis and forecasts. The present paper regards several major problems in the application of exponential smoothing methods for the purpose of the long-run forecasting for the needs of the mountainous municipality of Stamb...
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In the past twelve years Bulgaria has managed to capitalize on the good results achieved in certain subsectors of its tourism industry, such as the spa and wellness industry. The fluctuations in the international tourism markets due to the world economic crisis, however, still provoke hesitations for the investors in the Bulgarian tourism industry....
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In the past twelve years Bulgaria has managed to capitalize on the good results achieved in certain subsectors of its tourism industry, such as the spa and wellness industry. The fluctuations in the international tourism markets due to the world economic crisis, however, still provoke hesitations for the investors in the Bulgarian tourism industry....
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The aim of the present paper is to present the public scientific events organized under the project named "Building a knowledge Repository for Occupational Well-being Economics Research", also known as the “ROWER” Project and financed under the EU 7th Framework Programme for scientific research. The project aims to settle the fundamental basis that...
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In the past twelve years Bulgaria has managed to capitalize on the good results achieved in certain subsectors of its tourism industry, such as the spa and wellness industry. The fluctuations in the international tourism markets due to the world economic crisis, however, still provoke hesitations for the investors in the Bulgarian tourism industry....
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The project named "Building a knowledge Repository for Occupational Well-being Economics Research", also known as the " ROWER " Project under its acronym is financed under the EU 7 th Framework Programme for scientific research and aims to settle the fundamental basis that will enhance research on Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Economics, whi...
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The present paper focuses on a particular methodology for measuring the occupational health and safety risks in tourism companies by numerical risk coefficients. The methodology is based on the achievements of several US and international research and innovation development programs, such as: “SSP”, “ISSP”, “F/A-18” and “AFMC”. Under this methodolo...
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At the present seven years the Bulgarian tourism industry has reached a stage not just of positive growth but of a true bubbling. And this provides not only opportunities but also threats to the development of the Bulgarian tourism companies. An economic myopia at this stage of development could later be paid at a very high price by the Bulgarian t...
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At the present seven years the Bulgarian tourism industry has reached a stage not just of a positive growth but also of a true bubbling. And this provides not only opportunities but also threats to the development of the Bulgaria's tourism companies. An economic myopia at this stage of development could later be paid at a very high price by the Bul...
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Investments play a key role in the tourism enterprises' policy for quality improving and for increasing of competitiveness of the hotel products offered to the market. By definition "investments" are usually regarded as an input of financial proceeds for acquiring of assets aimed at achieving of income, increase in capital or other kinds of positiv...

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The LMPT Project, or Project No.573897-EPP-1-2016-BG-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP is implemented by a project consortium led by the South-West University "Neofit Rilski", Bulgaria. It responds to the urgent need to develop sustainable tourism in CHINA, KYRGHYZSTAN and VIETNAM. Despite the global slowdown in economic activity, tourism remains a sector with sustained growth, contributing to the diversification of national economies with the continued emergence of new destinations. This is particularly the case for the three partner countries targeted by the project. In this context, they have programs to be able to regulate the impact of this development with a view to social and environmental sustainability. These new orientations are part of the United Nations World Tourism Organization's "Sustainable Tourism" program, in which the three countries adhere, and more specifically in its Asia Pacific component: "Reconciling the preservation of economic activity and respect for the" environment ". These new strategic orientations require human resources that practically do not exist in the tourism sector. The needs analysis carried out by the universities of the 3 partner countries has led to the emergence of convergent problems and highlighted a lack of qualifications for the management of organizations and the design and implementation of sustainable tourism projects. The project must therefore help to circumvent the negative effects of mass tourism by mobilizing training engineering to operationalize the actions needed to develop sustainable tourism.