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Trips of Bulgarians Abroad Up 21% in Q3 2011 Y/Y

In the third quarter of 2011, the number of trips of Bulgarians abroad was up by 21%, compared to same quarter of 2011, preliminary data of the National Statistics Institute (NSI), released Monday, shows.

Business » Tourism | November 21, 2011, Monday // 13:52 | Viewed: 1151

EconMin: Wine Is Key for Bulgarian Tourism

An expo of 200 elite Bulgarian wines from 37 winemakers and wine cellars is being held over the weekend in the capital Sofia.

Business » Tourism | November 20, 2011, Sunday // 11:38 | Viewed: 2419

Bulgaria to Join Frankfurt's Viva Touristika Exhibition Show

Bulgaria will participate in the international Viva Touristika caravan and exhibition show in the German city of Frankfurt, the Bulgarian Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism has announced.

Business » Tourism | November 10, 2011, Thursday // 20:32 | Viewed: 1488

Bulgaria's 'Sluggish' Ex-Deputy Culture Minister Appointed as EconMin's Advisor

Bulgaria's former deputy Culture Minister, Todor Chobanov, who was fired by PM Boyko Borisov two weeks ago, has been appointed as an advisor by Economy, Energy and Tourism Minister Traicho Traikov.

Business » Tourism | November 3, 2011, Thursday // 15:12 | Viewed: 1218

Sofia Grows Famous for Being Cheapest Tourist City in Europe

Sofia has once again been ranked as Europe's cheapest tourist city.

Business » Tourism | October 28, 2011, Friday // 09:43 | Viewed: 3010

Over 1 Million Bulgarian Tourists Visited Turkey since January

Over 1 million Bulgarians visited Turkey in the period January-September 2011, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism has announced.

Business » Tourism | October 26, 2011, Wednesday // 15:05 | Viewed: 1202

Ryanair Cancels 2 Plovdiv Routes

Low cost airline carrier Ryanair has cancelled its regular flights between the second largest Bulgarian city of Plovdiv and Milano.

Business » Tourism | October 25, 2011, Tuesday // 20:21 | Viewed: 3159

Bulgaria's Bansko Named World's Best Value Ski Resort

Bansko, Bulgaria's biggest ski resort, is the cheapest resort for British skiers in the world, according to new research by the Post Office.

Business » Tourism | October 24, 2011, Monday // 14:36 | Viewed: 3656

Bulgarian Island on the Danube Up for Sale at 15% Discount

The economic crisis has reduced prices of Greek islands and a Bulgarian island that have been put up for sale, according to real estate brokers working in Bulgaria.

Business » Tourism | October 18, 2011, Tuesday // 12:55 | Viewed: 2290

Compensation for Flight Cancellations Expanded to Include Nonmaterial Damages

Airline passengers are entitled to compensation for nonmaterial damages in case of flight cancellations or delays, according to a recent ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Business » Tourism | October 17, 2011, Monday // 14:35 | Viewed: 1278

3 Airline Carriers Stop Winter Flights to Sofia

Three foreign airline carriers - Swiss International Air Lines, Cimber Sterling and Pegasus – have excluded Bulgaria's capital Sofia from their destinations for the upcoming winter season.

Business » Tourism | October 17, 2011, Monday // 13:59 | Viewed: 1414

Sofia Airport Launches First Tourist Information Center

Sofia Airport and the municipality-owned Tourism Services company will launch a service center providing airport and tourist information.

Business » Tourism | October 14, 2011, Friday // 17:41 | Viewed: 2158

Bulgaria Top Destination for Hunting Red Deer - Govt Agency

Bulgaria has emerged as one of the most popular global destinations for the hunting of red deer among "hunting tourists," according to the State Forestry Agency.

Business » Tourism | October 7, 2011, Friday // 17:19 | Viewed: 2502

Bulgaria's Notorious Alma Tour Fly Files for Bankruptcy

Alma Tour Fly, a company within the group of scandal-hit Bulgarian tour operator Alma Tour, filed for bankruptcy on October 06, the Sofia City Court said Friday.

Business » Tourism | October 7, 2011, Friday // 14:43 | Viewed: 1903

Trips of Bulgarians Abroad Inch Up 4.8% in August 2011

In August 2011, the number of trips of Bulgarians abroad was up by 4.8%, compared to August 2010, data of the National Statistics Institute (NSI), released Tuesday, shows.

Business » Tourism | September 27, 2011, Tuesday // 15:16 | Viewed: 1380

Bulgaria Patches Things Up with Russian Tourists after 'Hostage Crisis'

Russian tourists will not stop visiting Bulgaria in spite of the crises in the recent weeks, in which thousands of them were stranded at Bulgarian Black Sea airports, according to Grigory Sarishvili, deputy head of the Russian Federal Tourism Agency.

Business » Tourism | September 25, 2011, Sunday // 15:44 | Viewed: 1623

Last Batch of Bulgaria-Stranded Russian Tourists Set to Be Rescued

The last group of Russian tourists stranded in Bulgaria due to a conflict between two Bulgarian companies will be transported to their home country late on Friday, it has been reported.

Business » Tourism | September 23, 2011, Friday // 13:44 | Viewed: 1444

Helpful Tour Operator to Take Stranded Bulgarian Tourists to Airports

Bulgarian tour operator Astral Holidays has undertaken a commitment to help bring Bulgarian tourists stuck in Turkey's Antalya and on the Greek island of Crete to get to the airports for their flights home.

Business » Tourism | September 22, 2011, Thursday // 11:17 | Viewed: 1841

Victims of Bankrupt Bulgarian Tour Operator Invited to File Refund Claims

Insurance company Armeetz has said that it is ready to accept refund claims from customers of Bulgarian tour operator Alma Tour which went out of business for an indefinite period Tuesday.

Business » Tourism | September 21, 2011, Wednesday // 16:08 | Viewed: 1519

Troubled Tour Operator Leaves Bulgarian Tourists Stuck Abroad

A total of 183 Bulgarian customers of Alma Tour, currently on holiday in Turkey's Antalya and on the Greek island of Crete, will be flown home Saturday on planes of Bulgaria Air, although the tour operator has not paid for the service.

Business » Tourism | September 21, 2011, Wednesday // 14:43 | Viewed: 1561

Bulgaria Giant 'Didn't Want to Swallow' Bankrupt Tour Operator

Bulgarian industrial conglomerate Chimimport, comprising companies like Bulgaria Air, Central Cooperative Bank (CCB) and insurance company Armeetz, has rejected claims of eyeing assets of companies within the debt-ridden Alma Tour group.

Business » Tourism | September 21, 2011, Wednesday // 13:21 | Viewed: 1710