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Bulgarian Tour Operator in Stranded Russians Scandal Files for Bankruptcy - Report

All companies in the group of Alma Tour, the Bulgarian operator recently involved in a scandal with hundreds of stranded foreign tourists, have filed for bankruptcy, according to reports.

Business » Tourism | September 20, 2011, Tuesday // 14:07 | Viewed: 1685

Bulgarian Govt Accused of Inadequately Handling Russian Tourist Crisis

Bulgaria's Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism has handled the crisis involving hundreds of Russian and Finnish tourist stranded in the country for days incompetently, according to the National Tourist Board.

Business » Tourism | September 18, 2011, Sunday // 17:20 | Viewed: 1789

Russia Brings Home 130 of Their Own Stranded in Bulgaria

A plane of "Rossiya" (Russia) airlines, transporting some of the Russian tourists, who were stranded at Bulgarian Black Sea airports, had landed in St. Petersburg.

Business » Tourism | September 18, 2011, Sunday // 10:06 | Viewed: 1641

Sunny Beach CEO Resigns, 340 Russian Tourists Still Stranded in Bulgaria

Mariya Mihaleva, CEO of the Bulgarian state-owned Sunny Beach company, has resigned, as some 340 Russian tourists are still stranded in the country.

Business » Tourism | September 16, 2011, Friday // 16:21 | Viewed: 2126

Bulgarian EconMin Demands Sunny Beach CEO Resignation over Stranded Russian Tourists

Bulgaria's Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Traicho Traikov has insisted that Mariya Mihaleva, CEO of the Sunny Beach summer resort should resign over the ongoing crisis involving Russian tourists stranded in the country.

Business » Tourism | September 16, 2011, Friday // 13:46 | Viewed: 1482

More Bulgaria-Stranded Russians to Finally Make It Home

Two Bulgaria Air flights are expected to deliver back home yet another batch of Russian tourists, who fell victims to a trade dispute between the country's national airline and a tour operator.

Business » Tourism | September 16, 2011, Friday // 08:34 | Viewed: 1416

Russian Tourism Authorities Mistrust Bulgarian Counterparts

The Russian Federal Tourism Agency does not trust anymore Bulgarian authorities in charge of tourism, after more than 700 Russian nationals were held hostages for days at Bulgarian airports over a trade dispute, writes Russian media Tourprom.

Business » Tourism | September 15, 2011, Thursday // 19:45 | Viewed: 1271

Russian Pop Star Shells Own Cash to Bring Fellow Country People Home from Bulgaria

Russian celebrity pop singer, Bulgarian-born, Philip Kirkorov, had wired money to several Russian tourists to come home from their vacation in Bulgaria.

Business » Tourism | September 14, 2011, Wednesday // 19:04 | Viewed: 2749

Bulgarian Transport Minister Reports End of Russian Tourists Crisis

All Russian tourists, who are still in Bulgaria, will be taken home, according to the promise of Transport Minister, Ivaylo Moskovski, made Wednesday.

Business » Tourism | September 14, 2011, Wednesday // 16:59 | Viewed: 1863

Bulgaria Air Wants Alma Tour Operator Declared Insolvent

Attorneys for Bulgaria Air, Bulgaria's national airline carrier and heir to Balkan Airlines, are still considering what are the exact legal steps to undertake in the dispute with tour operator, Alma Tour.

Business » Tourism | September 14, 2011, Wednesday // 14:54 | Viewed: 3249

Russian Media: Bulgarian Tourism Is Dead

The problem with Russian tourists, who were stranded for days at the Black Sea airports of Varna and Burgas, has earned a number of negative comments in Russian media, saying Bulgaria is sloppy and its tourism is dead.

Business » Tourism | September 14, 2011, Wednesday // 12:43 | Viewed: 2448

Bulgarian EconMin: Stranded Tourists Case Is Insanity

The behavior of Bulgaria Air, Bulgaria's national airline carrier and heir to Balkan Airlines and tour operator, Alma Tour, is absolutely irresponsible, according to Bulgarian Economy and Energy Minister, Traicho Traikov.

Business » Tourism | September 13, 2011, Tuesday // 18:06 | Viewed: 1440

Cab Drivers on Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast Demand New 'Holiday Fare'

Cab drivers in Bulgaria's Black Sea capital Varna have called for the introduction of a "holiday fare".

Business » Tourism | September 13, 2011, Tuesday // 17:33 | Viewed: 1677

Bulgaria Air Takes Alma Tour Operator to Court over Debt

Bulgaria Air, Bulgaria's national airline carrier and heir to Balkan Airlines, has started legal actions to collect the EUR 3.6 M owed to it by tour operator, Alma Tour.

Business » Tourism | September 13, 2011, Tuesday // 14:13 | Viewed: 2110

Bulgaria Considers 'Not Fining' Stranded Russian Tourists for Visa Expiry

The Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked Border Police not to fine exiting Russian tourists who were stranded for days at two Bulgarian Black Sea airports in case their visas have expired.

Business » Tourism | September 13, 2011, Tuesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1343

Russian Tourist Back from Bulgaria: We Were Starved, Not Only Stranded

One of the hundreds of Russian tourists who waited for 3 days to be returned home after a holiday in Bulgaria has complained of the adequacy of food given her and her fellow passengers during their wait at Burgas Airport.

Business » Tourism | September 13, 2011, Tuesday // 10:31 | Viewed: 1308

Finland Bans Bulgarian Tour Agency after 'Hostage' Crisis

Bulgarian tour agency Alma Tour has been banned in Finland after more than two hundred Finnish tourists were kept hostages at a Bulgarian airport because of the company's outstanding debts.

Business » Tourism | September 13, 2011, Tuesday // 09:32 | Viewed: 2106

200 Bulgaria-Stranded Finns Finally Make It Home

A Finish airline plane has rescued more than 200 Finns, stranded in Bulgaria's Burgas Airport after their flight was canceled in the wake of a trade dispute between the country's national airline and a tour operator.

Business » Tourism | September 13, 2011, Tuesday // 08:41 | Viewed: 1346

Bulgaria to Probe Tour Operator, Air Carrier over Stranded Tourists

Bulgaria's Sofia Prosecutor's Office will probe the Bulgarian Alma Tour tour operator and the Bulgaria Air airline carrier concerning the nearly 700 Russian and Finish tourists stranded in the country's southern Black Sea city of Burgas.

Business » Tourism | September 12, 2011, Monday // 17:40 | Viewed: 1408

Special Flights to 'Rescue' Stranded Russian, Finnish Tourists from Bulgaria

The airline carriers responsible for the transportation of some 700 Russian and Finnish tourists in Bulgaria's southern Black Sea city of Burgas will be returned with special flights, Bulgarian officials have promised.

Business » Tourism | September 12, 2011, Monday // 16:57 | Viewed: 1776

Bulgaria Mulls Offering Free Vacations to Tourists Stranded at Coastal Airports

Hotel owners in Bulgaria are considering inviting the tourists who spent three days at the airport of the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas on a free vacation in June next year.

Business » Tourism | September 12, 2011, Monday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1991