Bulgaria travel news
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German policemen from Brandenburg will assist their Bulgarian colleagues in Golden Sands and Sunny Beach Black Sea resorts.
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.
If you happen to plan a beach holiday in the end of August or the beginning of September, there is no doubt that you will snap up a great bargain. In order to attract tourists, hotel owners have reduced prices by 10-35%.
The Bulgarian Foreign Affairs Ministry has reported a surge in the number of Russian holidaymakers visiting Bulgaria and spending their summer holidays in the country this year, a media statement revealed on August 16 2010.
The first open-air opera festival in Bansko will be held on 27th and 28th of August 2010 at the foot of Pirin mountain. The ambition of the organizers – Bansko municipality, Tourist Association - Bansko and the prestigious Kempinski Grand Arena Hotel is to turn the cultural event into an annual event.
The number of foreigners who visit Bulgaria in order to take advantage of qualitative dental services has increased, reported Bulgarian Union of Dentists. Bulgarian newspaper Dnevnik daily has revealed that the only place where only dental services are offered is a complex with a hospital in the popular SPA resort St.Constantine and Elena.
The number of overnights and funds spent on accommodation by foreign tourists increased by 3.6 % in the second quarter of 2010 compared with the same period a year earlier, showed preliminary data of National Statistical Institute.
The chairman of Bulgarian Tourist Chamber reported that Bulgaria has seen a successful tourist season so far.
Hotels at Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast have dropped their rates by average of 25-30% over the past couple of days. Therefore, hotel owners expect a new tourist flow this September.
Bulgaria is among the richest countries in Europe in terms of geothermal resources, boasting hundreds of mineral springs and dozens of spa resorts, some of which were founded by the Romans.
Scores of Bulgarian nature-lovers gathered Saturday in the beautiful Rila Mountain to clean the area of the Seven Rila Lakes, the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR reported.
Day of the Open doors is held on 20th of August 2010 at one of the most interesting landmarks on the Black sea –the lighthouse in Shabla. The initiative is started on the occasion of International year of the sea lighthouses.
Sofia city will host First world congress of blondes which will take place from 21t until 23rd of October 2010.
Ministry of Finance allocated 856,890 BGN additional funds for archaeological researches, reported the Ministry of Culture.
Bourgas city will host Balkan & Open Sailing Championship from 6th until 12th of September 2010. 300 contestants will take part in the championship.
Half a million BGN turnover reported discos in Sunny Beach over the past weekend. A turnover of BGN 200 000 is registered at cashiers in four of the largest entertainment spots in the majestic Sunny Beach resort on Saturday night, announced the National Revenue Agency (NRA).
2010-08-14 , Anita Valentinova, source : zdrave.bg
According to the statistics for the tickets sale, visitors interested in the festival Spirit of Burgas 2010 have been increased by 20% compared to the same period last year.
One should pay only 35 EUR per room on the Black Sea coast. If you have been surfing to bag a real bargain online, you may find a price of 20 EUR.
Bulgarian government decided to extend the duration of entry visas for Russians who will visit Bulgaria. Therefore, now visas will be valid for 30 days. The decision is related to the current situation in Russia and summer conflagrations in the country. Many Russian holidaymakers were worried about these issues and they wanted to be notified of whether it is legal to extend their stay.
We are pleased to inform you that Boris Becker will arrive in Bulgaria’s capital city on 29th of August, because he will be a special guest at the final tournament ‘Zagorka Tennis Cup’.
The aim of Vola Open Air Festival is to create various initiatives which would popularize concrete ecological issues that affect all of us and even the future generations.
The music festival Free Open Air Sevtopolis 2010 will be held for second year in a row near Koprinka dam. The festival will take place on 28th and 29th of August 2010.
Bulgaria’s favourite SPA and wellness resort Varshets has marked 160th anniversary since it was announced as a spa resort, 60 years of its announcement as a spa and wellness resort of national significance and 100 years anniversary of the contraction of the first mineral bath in Bulgaria.
One the most precious medieval treasures was discovered by archaeologists from Varna during their excavations in the medieval city Kastritsi in Evksinograd on 4th of August 2010. Archaeologists discovered 166 silver coins, stored in a pottery.
President of Israel and Bulgaria’s minister of Economy, Energetics and tourism will discuss all opportunities for information exchange in the field of tourism in order to increase tourist flow between two countries. The goal is to achieve realization of mutual tourist activities and participation in joint investment projects in the area.
Low-cost Irish carrier Ryanair announced that they would launch regular flights from London to Plovdiv and the first one is scheduled for 2nd of November 2010. Ryanair will offer two flights weekly and thus it is expected that annually 30 000 passengers will benefit from the new destination.
Eventually, long-awaited new road to Devin is opened. The road is 21km long and starts from the exit of the village Mihalkovo to Devin. The new trace passes east of the old path.
“Mag Advertising” will boost Bulgaria’s popularity in Russia and “Kres” promotes our tourists product in Germany. Ad agencies ‘Mag Advertising’and ‘Kres’have won a project to promote Bulgaria as a tourist destination in Russia and Germany, reported Mediapool on the basis of public tenders registry.
The Bulgarian Culture Ministry will receive gratuitous financial help of almost BGN 11 M from the EU Operational Program “Regional Development” for renovating cultural institutes.
The seventh yearly manna honey festival kicked off Monday in the southern Bulgarian Black Sea town of Tsarevo.
Why not book a holiday in August? You are right if you think that the peak summer season requires more attention and therefore it may not be so easy to book your dream holiday vacation. Amazing Last Minute Offers-be right on the beach!
Bulgaria’s Black Sea beaches are considered the best in the world, according to French tourists.
Folklore festival Lyaskovo on 8th of August 2010.
10th National Folklore Festival in Koprivshtitsa-6th-8th of August 2010.
The Finnish Rock band Brazen Abbot will perform in Sofia city, Bulgaria. The event will take place on 18th of September in Hristo Botev Hall, Studentski Quarter, Sofia city.
The French singer Angelique Kidjo will perform in Sofia, Bulgaria on 21st of October 2010!
Therion performs in Sofia city, Bulgaria on 18th of November 2010.
World-famous and favourite singer Julio Iglesias will excite his fans in Bulgaria on 12th of October 2010. The event will take place in Hall 1 of National Palace of culture. The famous Spanish singer, favourite performer of many ladies, will visit Bulgaria as a part of his world tour "Starry Night".
The German hard rock legend Bonfire will arrive in Bulgaria’s capital city for their first club concert in Bulgaria. The event will take place on 29th of September 2010.
We are glad to announce that the talented Nigel Kennedy will perform in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv city. The event is scheduled for 1st of September and its venue will be the Antique Theatre in Plovdiv.
US superstar Richard Marx first arrives in Sofia city, Bulgaria for his performance that will take place on November 2nd, 2010. The venue for the concert is Hall 1 of National Palace of Culture.
Placebo will perform in Bulgaria on 13th of September 2010! The successful band from the island will win with a new album all fans in Sofia! One of the most successful UK pop and rock bands Placebo arrives for their concert in Sofia that is due to take place on 13th September 2010.
The lovely Balchik coastal resort, Bulgaria is the host of the first music festival ‘Balchik Classic days’. World-famous performs will take part in the event.
A settlement dating back about 7000 years has been discovered by a hill near the village of Ivanovo, in Shoumen municipality, in eastern Bulgaria, Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported on July 26 2010.
An increasing number of foreigners and Bulgarians alike are engaging in what has been described as “alcohol tourism” in the numerous resorts along the country’s Southern Black Sea coast.
The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced the upcoming opening of the Park Inn Sofia, the first hotel in Bulgaria with the company’s Park Inn brand. The Park Inn Sofia is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2010 as a re-branding of the existing Greenville Hotel and Apartments, Sofia.
The World Heritage Committee meeting in Brazil extended Sunday the World Heritage statute of Bulgaria’s Pirin Natural Park.
The third summer archaeological expedition Krakra 2010 will be opened in Pernik. This was announced by the press centre in Pernik municipality.
Russian tour operators pointed out that Bulgaria has registered an influx of tourists so far. Russian specialized edition ‘Tourprom’reported that Russians who prefer Bulgaria’s resort has been increased by 30%.