Bulgaria travel news
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Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey have renewed plans to unite their forces and launch regional tourist products as they struggle to overcome the crisis and attract more tourists.
Bansko, the most famous Bulgaria’s ski resort, is an excellent place for holding meetings and conferences.
Summer Theatre Festival 2010 will take place in Bansko from 1st of July until 7th of July 2010.
Bansko, famous mountainous resort in Bulgaria, will host a retro parade of antique cars on the 17th and 18th of July 2010.
Bulgaria’s premier ski resort of Bansko will the official host of two competitions for World Cup Men 2011. These events will be held on 26th and 27th February 2011.
Every year Bandsko hosts “Week of Crafts - Bansko” event. The exhibit is organized at the main square in the famous Bulgaria’s resort.
The beautiful and plentiful Balkania Region opened officially the summer season on Sunday, June 6th, 2010. A fiesta with great music, fireworks, а lottery and many dances gave the official start of the summer season in Balkania tourist region.
Sumptuous beach hotels at Bulgaria’s seaside are fully booked until the end of August and it’s almost impossible to book a room right now. This was reported by Bulgaria's Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ivo Marinov. He also said that revenue this year will be by 5% or 10% less than last year. However, there will be a growth of 5% in the number of tourists.
Renesanz open-air party in Stara Zagora on 20th of June 2010.
The charming beach resort of Balchik will gather together for 8th consecutive year the best short movies from all over the world.
2010-06-06 , Anita Valentinova,source: www.mtb-bg.com
International Youth Folklore Festival is held in Primorsko beach resort, Bulgaria from 24th of June until 4th of July 2010.
For the 18th consecutive year, Varna Summer Festival aims to highlight and present the best of Bulgarian Theatre production. The event started on 31st of May, however, spectators will be able to see about 30 productions, half of which comes from abroad, until 11st of June 2010.
Bansko International Jazz Festival will be held as usual from 8th until 13th of August 2010 and it will bring together many prominent jazz performers.
Bulgarian National Radio reported that there is a possibility that Israeli tourists might give up their holidays in Turkey and head for Bulgaria.
Bulgaria will ease the process of issuing visas to residents from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov was quoted. The prime goal is to stimulate the flow of tourists from the abovementioned countries.
Borovets mountainous resort opens the new summer season with plentiful sunshine and the new jewel in the collection-Borovets Mountain Bike Park.
The most famous DJs worldwide come in Bulgaria with the forthcoming Solar Summer Festival 2010! Fatboy Slim, Sandy River, Victor Calderone, Armin van Buuren this summer at Cacao Beach!
Spirit of Burgas was nominated for Best European Festival, Visit the hottest beach event this summer. It will be held from 13th of August until 15th of August at the Central Beach, Burgas!
24th International Ballet Competition 2010 will be held from 19th of July until 29th of July 2010 in Varna, Bulgaria’s seaside capital.
Plovdiv city, Bulgaria is the host of 24th International Music Festival. The event began on 24th of May and it will continue until 8th of July 2010. The Ancient Theatre in Plovdiv city is the venue for the event.
Jazz Queen, the daughter of the legendary Nat "King" Cole, the beautiful and talented Natialie Cole will come for the first time in Bulgaria due to the kind invitation of Balkan Entertainment! The concert is due on July 30th 2010 (Friday) in Hall 1 of National Palace of Culture in Sofia city.
The king of Russian show business, Philipp Kirkorov, with a grandeur summer tour in Bulgaria! Mega star will present his new vision with a stunning show spectacle. Philipp Kirkorov will have four mega concerts in Bulgaria in two weeks. He will visit Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Bourgas in order to entertain his fans.
The active summer season is due to start very soon and in top priority of Albena beach resort for this year will be sport events.
Bansko International Festival of Street theaters ‘Fire Fairy’ will be held from 4th until 6th of June 2010 in the city park in Bansko mountainous resort.
The concert of Bjorn Wolf and Stefan K is a part of Night Flight Party, the regular night flight of Alfa Radio and Xtravaganzza. The event will take place on 10th of June in one of Varna’s most famous clubs, Xtravaganzza.
2010-06-04 , Anita Valentinova, source: avtora.com
Today the second festival Sofia Design week will be opened in the Gallery for Foreign Arts in Bulgaria’s capital city. The festival is under the slogan ‘More or Less’ this year. Sofia Design Week 2010 festival will be opened officially with a great part in the yard of National Gallery for Foreign Arts, Sofia.
Turkish hotel chain Dedeman Hotels and Resorts International seeks new opportunities for expansion in Bulgaria and it considers investment in Bulgaria’s premier ski resort Bansko and Varna, Bulgaria’s sea capital. The prime goal of the hotel chain is to turn Plovdiv and Sofia into key destinations for meetings and congresses of Turkish companies.
Plovdiv will host the 2-day festival 2days Live this year. Festival 2days Live will take place on 9th and 10th of June at 7pm at the stage of the summer cinema ‘Orpheus’.
Morcheeba will perform in Sofia city on 20th of June 2010.
ParkLive Festival 2010 will take place from 18th of June until 20th of June 2010 in Sofia city.
2010-06-02 , The team of www.bulgaria-hotels.com
One of Europe's largest low-cost airlines, Ryanair, plans to start flying to and from Bulgaria’s second largest city of Plovdiv in September 2010, Bulgaria's Deputy Economy and Tourism Minister Ivo Marinov was quoted as saying by Bulgarian-language media.
Models of life-size dinosaurs will be exhibited in the Sea Garden of Bulgaria’s Black Sea city Varna over the summer.The collection of dinosaur models will be brought from Russia and Ukraine at the initiative of the Varna Regional History Museum, announced Sunday its director, Valentin Pletnyov.
Temperatures soar gradually, students tasks come to an end, individuals feel the magic of the upcoming summer holiday and everybody is under pressure to consider and organize an unforgettable summer vacation.
Bulgaria and Syria consider business relations in the tourism niche. Bulgarian delegation visited Syria in order to discuss long-term possibilities for business relations in the tourism field.
Newlyweds from Europe choose architectural and garden complex ‘The castle’ in Balchik coastal resort for their wedding parties. 53 couples from Germany, France, UK and Romania arranged their weddings in Balchik in 2009.
The head of Bulgarian union of Balneology and SPA tourism, Mr.Sharlopov, expressed his conclusion that SPA resorts in Bulgaria has a great potential for new hotels. According to him, only wellness resort Velingrad, SPA capital of the Balkans, reaches its maximum, as the ratio: demand-supply is at its best.
The premier ski resort Bansko is nominated for a winter capital of the Balkans. This way announced by the chairman of the BHRA, Blagoi Ragin, yesterday in Bansko.
2010-05-27 , Sofia News Agency
Bansko mountainous resort opened officially summer season 2010 with the festival ‘Between three mountains’ and a culinary exhibition on 23d of May 2010.
The US hotel chain Marriott is entering the Balkan market with its first, 180-room, hotel in the Macedonian capital Skopje to open doors in 2013.
A total of 8-8.5 million tourists will make their vacations in Bulgaria in 2010, and some 6 million are expected to come from abroad. This means that there will be a 5% increase in the number of foreign tourists year-on-year, according to a forecast of the Institute for Analysis and Estimates in Tourism.
Bulgarians from around the country and the world are paying tribute Monday, May 24, to the deed of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, the creators of the Cyrillic alphabet. Bulgaria celebrates May 24 as the day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavic Script, the official Day of Holy Brothers St. Cyril and St. Methodius - the Byzantine scholars who wrote the first Slavic alphabet in 855 A.D., and translated into Old Bulgarian the Bible and the religious literature of Orthodox Christianity.
2010-05-23 , Anita Valentinova, source: vesti.bg
Today is Whitsunday - one of the major Christian holidays. The birthday of Orthodox Church is always celebrated on Sunday on the 50th day after Easter. On this day Jesus Christ founded the church on earth by sending the Holy Spirit.
The spring edition of Golf Tournament for amateurs Mercedes-Benz Open 2010 will take place on 29th of May 2010 in Pirin Golf and Country Club, Razlog.
11 Bulgarian beaches and one yacht harbour will be awarded a blue flag for summer season 2010. 8 of the managed coastlines are at Bulgaria’s South Black Sea. This is the first time this year that a beach in Varna will receive a blue flag.
Bulgaria expects 5% increase in the number of tourists travelling to the country, compared to the last year. About 5%-6% is the expected growth of tourists for summer season 2010, said the deputy minister of economy. He said that the growth will be caused due to the increased consumption, as well as the foreign guests from key tourism markets.