Canadian Vancouver Sun: Bulgaria is mecca for SPA tourism
Anita Valentinova, source:spa-novini.com, 24.08.2010
The Canadian Vancouver Sun has written a comprehensive article about Bulgaria’s potential to turn into mecca for SPA tourism. Velingrad, Sandanski, Hissarya and Pomorie are SPA destinations in Bulgaria that have all essential features in order to become top SPA venues for tourists from all over the world.
Vancouver Sun pointed that the myriad of hot springs make Bulgaria a mecca for the spa tourists. Moreover, Bulgaria is one of few countries in Europe that boast many natural thermal resources. The article says that some of the modern SPA resorts in Bulgaria are successors of ancient Roman settlements. The publication says that Bulgaria has tried to revive the traditions and therefore many tourists from Russia, Israel, Germany and neighbouring Balkan countries are particularly attracted by the beautiful nature and a wealth of mineral springs.
Velingrad, the SPA capital of the Balkans, is described as the most preferred destination by Russian and Bulgarian tourists. Moreover, two stylish SPA hotels were certified by the European Spas Association.
Sandanski is particularly attractive due to the specifics of the micro climate and healing properties of the mineral springs.
The article focuses on the ancient history of Hissarya, the abundance of mineral springs and the multitude of renovated and newly constructed hotels. Pomorie is regarded as one of the leading SPA resorts in Bulgaria due to its unique combination between mineral springs, mud healing and its close proximity to the sea.