Bulgaria travel news
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The Modern Arts Gallery in Dobrich will exhibit unique drawings on sport themes by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Juan Miro as part of one of the most prestigious golf tournaments, BlackSeaRama to take place in Kavarna, northern Black Sea coast.
Bulgaria’s newspaper ‘Pari Daily’has devoted a comprehensive article to summer holiday ideas that are provided by Bulgaria’s winter resorts. Let us review together why it is worth spending a summer in Bulgaria’s mountain resorts.
The talented Nick Warren will open the festival on 23d of July in the favourite Primorsko resort.
Bansko hosts an important forum on 15th, 16th and 17th of July. The forum is organized by the program ‘Man of 21st century’’.
Bansko Municipality, National Park Pirin and non-profit organization The road to nowhere organize mountain biking on 31st of July 2010 and 1st of August 2010.
Tourists from Germany, Spain, and Denmark have showed great interest in the spa resorts in Bulgaria and Bulgaria’s mineral baths. 187 of the total of 228 health funds in Germany have showed their interest to cooperate with Bulgarian balneology resorts.
Pirin Golf and Country Club will be the host of the golf tournament for amateurs Stella Artois Golf Tournament 2010 which will be held on 17th of July 2010. The organizers of the event have prepared many surprises and pints of cold beer for all visitors.
The Legend of trance and progressive sound Ronski Speed and Ferry Tayle, the talented author of trance set number 1 for 2009, will be guests at the fourth edition of "Trance Illumination", which will be held on July 17th 2010 at the famous "PR" club, Golden Sands coastal resort.
International Folklore Festival will be held for the third time in the period 15th of July-19th of July in Sofia city.
Bourgas municipality will install tourist information tables and signs with directions at key locations in the city, announced the head of the Municipal Directorate for Economic Activities.
Bulgaria ranks fifth among EU countries with sea waters in accordance with the standards for bathing, according to a summary report of the European Commission for the quality of bathing water in the EU for last year's summer season.
Tourist flow from Russia to Bulgaria has increased twice in the first months of the year, announced Russian electronic website, www.travel.ru, citing data from the Bulgarian Consulate.
Best Western Premier Thracia Hotel is the newest hotel in Sofia city. The jewel in the heart of Bulgaria’s capital city was opened yesterday. The accent of the great fiesta was unique artwork.
The 5-star Via Pontika Hotel in the beautiful seaside resort of Pomorie is the latest addition to the Bulgarian hotel chain Festa Hotels. With Via Pontika hotel the number of seaside hotels under the brand ‘Festa’ comes three, and their total number - six. Nessebar, Pomorie, Borovets and Sofia are destinations for Festa Hotels.
The Minister of Ecology and Environmental Preservation Nona Karadzhova signed an official document, confirming the construction of a new 6-chair lift in the area Bunderishka meadow in Pirin park. The company concessionaire of the ski area in Bansko, Ulen, is expected to construct the new lift. However, no detailed assessment of the eco situation has been made properly.
Congress destinations such as Brussels, Barcelona, Paris and Berlin have been ranked high in the top search list of Great Hotels Organisation, however, the figures show that new destinations such as Tallinn, Vilnius and Bulgaria’s capital city, Sofia, has gained popularity so far.
Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena have extended their un-beaten streak on tarmac surface FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) events by winning the 14 special-stage Rally Bulgaria in the weekend, the seventh round of 13 in the 2010 series.
The Old Town of Bulgaria’s famous Black Sea resort town of Nessebar boasts a new night lights view, announced the Nessebar Municipality.
Prices for beach hotels in Bulgaria are two times cheaper than last year. Moreover, extras are considered mandatory this year in order to increase the value for summer holidaymakers.
Balkan Poker Tournament will be held in International Hotel&Casino, Golden Sands on 9th of July 2010.
La Veranda Bar and Lounge is the name of the newest oasis for relaxation and entertainment in Bansko. The luxurious dining place is housed in Kempinski Grand Arena Hotel Bansko.
Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastien Loeb and Mikko Hirvonen will participate in Bulgaria Rally 2010. Famous Bulgaria’s mountainous resort Borovets is again the official host of the rally championship which will take place from 9th of July until 11th of July 2010.
Bulgaria’s tourism sector must “focus” on attracting more of its “traditional” clients, i.e. German and Russian tourists, according to Georgi Shterev, Chair of the Hotel Owners’ Union in the Golden Sands resort.
Britons would be better off financially if they went on holiday in Bulgaria rather than Brighton, according to a survey.
The number of foreign holidaymakers who visited Bulgaria grew by almost 22% in May 2010 year on year, the National Statistical Institute reported.
The state body for consumer protection said it is starting inspections at hotels, restaurants, and places of entertainment in seaside resorts for violations of clients' rights.
2010-06-17 , Anita Valentinova
10th Open-Air Drum'n'Bass Summer Festival near Sofia, Bulgaria will take place from 2d July-4th of July 2010!
Massive Attack performs on 15th of July 2010 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
2010-06-17 , Anita Valentinova, source:avtora.com
Three days from 17th until 19th of June are devoted to the festival of cherries! Visit the third edition of the Cherry Festival.
2010-06-14 , Sofia news Agency
The fourth session of the Bulgarian-Indian Informationa and Communications Technology Forum is taking place in the Bulgarian capital on Monday.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched an ambitious “Vision 2050”, a document outlining the association's strategy and outlook for the following four decades.
Sozopol Municipality develops a tourist route that will show local chapels, said the mayor of Bulgaria’s Black Sea resort.
Visitor Centre for the conservation of PomorieLake was officially opened on 11th of June 2010. The project "Pomorie Lake-conservation, restoration and sustainable management’ is aimed at managing the protected areas through a combination of biodiversity conservation and usage of natural resources.
The first edition of Bulgarian National Fair “Green Dot” will be held from 30th of June 2010 until 4th of July 2010 in the village of Oreshak near the town of Troyan, situated in the Balkan Mountains.
British newspaper Guardian included unconventional shepherd-guided tour in Bulgaria’s Stara Planina mountain region in an article that presents exotic and unusual vacation opportunities. The article presents some of the least famous tourism places in Europe. One of the suggestions is a trip involving ancient shepherd routes.
The prominent Bulgarian archaeologist Professor Nikolay Ovcharov discovered 7 gold coins at the foot of the hill Tsarevets near the church of St. Peter and Pavel in Veliko Tarnovo, stated Standart newspaper.
The most valuable monument is the temple St. Alexander Nevski in Sofia city All cultural and tourist landmarks in Bulgaria amount to 100 billion EUR, said Rumen Draganov, the director of the Institute for Analysis and evaluation of tourism at a seminar in Cyprus.
According to Israeli Prime Minister, it is natural that 400 000 tourists who visit Turkey each year to choose Bulgaria this summer due to the deteriorated relations of Israel and Turkey.
A bike trip from Naardmeer lake in Netherlands started on April 23d 2010. The aim of the initiative is to promote the preservation of European nature and biodiversity. Four recently retired regional directors of Netherlands society of Natuurmonumenten took part in the trip.
Bulgaria may become a suitable destination for hiking tours and hunting for tourists from Cyprus, said Bulgaria’s Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism. He discussed some issues at a meeting with the Cyprus Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade.
The only one in Bulgaria Sand Sculpture Festival which is organized by Bourgas municipality will be held from the beginning of July until the end of August in the beautiful Black Sea city. The festival will be held for third year in a row.
Twelve short films will present the beauty of the Bulgaria's old capital Veliko Tarnovo, the town of Kazanlak in the Rose Valley, the coastal city of Varna and other beautiful sights of Bulgaria before 500M Chinese.
The best Bulgarian SPA hotels offer a wide variety of attractive packages and reduced hotel rates for your advantageous SPA vacation this summer.
Germanwings will launch again flights from Sofia to Cologne/ Bonn three times a week in their winter timetable.
Many hotels in Bansko decided to change their marketing strategy in order attract traveller’s interest this summer. Bansko offers versatile tourist product for a summer holiday and also business events.
Professionals in the SPA industry will be given awards for the first time in Bulgaria. The goal of the annual ‘Spa nominations’ which are under the auspices of Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism, is to promote SPA and wellness tourism in Bulgaria. A jury of experts at SPA and wellness tourism will select nominations.
Silver Spirit will lay aboard in Bulgaria’s coast of Nessebar on 25th of June 2010!