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There will be no flights from Bulgaria to Western Europe on Tuesday while flights to the east and to the south parts of the Continent will be allowed.
Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Airport was closed as of 11 pm Sunday because the Iceland volcanic ash cloud has moved slightly to the south, the Transport Ministry announced.
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Tourist trips in the country and abroad increased 5.6% in 2009, year on year.
Bulgaria's culture tourism registers a 7% increase despite the economic crisis, data presented at the official opening of the “Culture Tourism 2010” expo reveals.
Three Bulgarian resort complexes have won awards at the first ever Russian International Competition for Best Vacation Properties.
BGN 25 million will be invested a contemporary museum center in downtown Sofia.
The only one sanctuary of a Persian god Mitra in the Rhodope mountain was shown to the attention to the media. The unique sanctuary was discovered in 1915 by Bogdan Filov. It is located in the border area between Bulgaria and Greece. The sanctuary of God Mitra is just 6km away from the Greek border in the very beginning of the Greek village Thermes. The rock bas-relief is situated in the forest and it has never been seen before.
Bulgaria’s first IKEA store will be opened in Sofia in the last quarter of 2011, announced George Alevizos, Finance Manage of the Greek group of companies Fourlis.
Bulgaria is among the ten most accessible and suitable tourist destinations worldwide, reported the German version of the Internet column ‘Yahoo! Travel Magazine.’’
The new ski star, the Slovenian Bostyan Kline, will take part in the start of the competition for the Cup Pirin and open national championship ski alpine disciplines in Bansko. The event will take place from 6th until 9th of April 2010.
In Bulgaria, there is a growing feeling among some in the hospitality industry and among holidaymakers of the need for "responsible tourism". For the past two years, a system has been in place to give meaning to those words and give an assurance that those claiming to offer it are selling more than just a feelgood phrase.
Torino-headquartered Lavazza Coffee Shops Srl (LCS) is planning to enter the Bulgarian market by acquiring the local coffee shop chain Onda Coffee.
The Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism has published data showing that visits were up in the first two months compared with the same period in 2009.
2010-04-01 , Anita Valentinova, source : expert.bg
Sandanski hotels will be fully occupied for the Easter holidays, reported the secretary of the Association of Hoteliers, restaurateurs and tour operators in Sandanski. Hotels in Sandanski and Melnik have been almost fully booked for the Easter holidays. In the majority of cases bookings have been for the duration of three to five days.
The mayor of Bansko and Ulen-the concessioner of ski pistes in Bansko reported good news.
Rumen Draganov, a representative of the Institute for assessment and analysis in tourism, reported that this season is expected a growth of 5% of foreign tourists in Bulgaria.
This year hot deals for the Easter holidays have been offered about two months before the important Orthodox holiday. Most hotels and tour operators have developed special packages for Easter holidays in order to boost sales. Most of the packs are customised to the need of the customers and thus they are for three or four nights.
Latest photo report from Borovets skiing resort! Gorgeous pictures, magnificent sceneries, glorious sunshine from 30th of March 2010-don't miss to check them out. Great snow and spring sun in the end of the ski season!
Influx of Romanian tourists is expected in Bulgaria’s sea capital for Easter. The continued trend shows that thousands of Romanian residents booked their Easter vacation in the lovely Golden Sands resort.
The strike of the British Airways’ employees, which was initiated on 2d of March, is expected to continue. If employees do not reach an agreement, their strike will be extended for four more days, starting from 27th of March onwards.
Easter is almost upon us! Check out more information about the most important celebration of the year and have a quick look at the best Easter Holidays Deals which we strongly recommend!
The first conference ‘Dental tourism in Bulgaria’ will be held from 25th of March till 27th of March 2010 in Varna, the sea capital of Bulgaria.
2010-03-25 , Mirela.bg
Lovers of Greek mythology may know where Orpheus went - his head was torn off and thrown into the River Hebros - but not where he came from: Bulgaria. The mythical musical hero, whose skill with the lyre calmed savage beasts and made trees dance, was born in the heart of the Rhodope Mountains, which stretch all the way to Greece. Orpheus lost his wife, Eurydice, to the underworld for ever when, emerging into the sunlight, he turned to smile at her.
Latest photo report from Borovets skiing resort! Gorgeous pictures, magnificent sceneries from 25th of March 2010-don't miss to check them out. Great snow in the end of the season!
Edinburgh golfer is hoping to tee up in the world team championship in Argentina later this year – but not for Scotland. Michael Kanev, a 20-year-old member of Carrickvale and Royal Musselburgh, has his sights set on representing Bulgaria in the event for the second time.
The global crisis has slammed businesses, job numbers have fallen and property prices have dropped. Expats have seen their income shrink as the pound crashed down against the euro. All of this would make you wonder why Britons would move to Bulgaria. Find out why UK residents move to Bulgaria!
The ancient Roman Stadium in the heart of the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv is to be restored in an archaeological project launched on Thursday. Plovdiv Regional Administration has succeeded in obtaining European funding of over EUR 900 000 for the restoration of the site.
Bulgaria's Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, Ivo Marinov, traveled to Germany Friday to present Bulgaria as a year-round tourist destination at the International Travel Trade Show, ITB. Marinov told perspective travelers that beach vacations, ski trips, ventures to cultural and historical sites, SPA and Wellness, are only a fraction of possibilities that await them in Bulgaria.
Pamporovo ski school was given the prestigious award of the famous British tour operator Thomas Cook. The ski school in Pamporovo which is famous for its excellent ski tuition and services has won the recognition of the tour operator chiefly because of its success during ski season 2009/2010.
Low-cost air carrier Ryan Air is expected to have direct flights to Plovdiv airport.
Over 150 athletes from 34 countries arrive in Sofia for the World Cup Short track speed skating, which will be held at the Winter Palace of Sports from 19th till 21st March 2010. The championship is under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov.
Check out our latest photo report from Borovets ski resort! All photos were taken on 19th of March 2010! Borovets provides excellent skiing conditions right now and plenty of fun!
Bansko strives to be not only attractive holiday destination for fans of winter sports, but it also put efforts in organizing many attractions during the summer season. The development of the cultural tourism in Bansko is one of the objectives of the municipality in which it works with many goals.
Bansko officials announced that advantageous discounts of 20% on the price of the ski lift passes in Bansko will be introduced on 1st of April 2010.
Moto stunt show will be held in Bulgaria for the first time. It will take place from 19th until 21st of March 2010 in Plovdiv city, Bulgaria!
A vacation project in Bulgaria's beach town of Sozopol was among the 18 finalists of the first international competition for best vacation properties held in Russia.
The first Bulgarian hotel from the UK-based budget chain easyHotel is opening doors in Sofia, the company announced.
The sixth annual AmCham Ski Tournament will be held on Saturday March 13 2010 in Borovets ski resort in Rila mountain in the Martinovi Baraki II area.
Latest Photo report from Borovets skiing resort /7th of March 2010/. Great skiing conditions in Borovets resort in March.
Chinese rush to enjoy skiing in the best winter resort in Bulgaria- Bansko. The popular winter sport gains popularity among the middle class in the most populated country in the world. Therefore, their travel agents are seeking for new markets.
Legendary American song-writer and musician is going to have a concert in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on June 3, 2010.
Within two years Sofia will boast a new Fine Arts centre of the type of the French Louvre, envisages an ambitious project by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture. The Arts centre will encompass the present-day Gallery of Foreign Arts, the former downtown building of the Technical University in the Vassil Levski Square and the two buildings which link them.
All Bulgarians celebrate on March 1 a centuries-old tradition and exchange martenitsas on what is called the day of Baba Marta, which this year dawned with a shy sun, spelling relatively nice weather ahead.
British investors who spent millions of pounds on flats in a Bulgarian ski resort have accused a local property firm of illegally taking possession of the building and denying them entry.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has urged Bulgaria to raise standards and tighten controls in the Real Estate sector in the country. A letter to Bryan Talbot, who recently won his final appeal after having his dream EUR 98 000 villa stolen from him and sold on three times, was exclusively shown to Novinite.com regarding the issue.
Latest photo report from Borovets skiing resort! Great pictures from 26th of February 2010-don't hesitate to check current weather and ski conditions. Great snow in the end of the season!