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Bulgaria's Poor Infrastructure Puts Off Foreign Travelers - Poll

Alternative tourism is the only way to make Bulgaria a year-round tourist destination and attract visitors outside the active summer and winter season, expert Stoyan Mihaylov, says.

Business » Tourism | October 5, 2010, Tuesday // 16:40 | Viewed: 2248

Greek Businessmen Flock to Bulgarian Language Classes

Greek merchants and businessmen are flocking to Bulgarian language classes, the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, reports Saturday.

Business » Tourism | October 2, 2010, Saturday // 11:14 | Viewed: 1939

Bulgaria's Nessebar Evades Dolphinarium in UNESCO Site

Bulgaria's Nessebar Municipality has moved to terminate a scandalous deal for the construction of a dolphinarium that would have destroyed much of its UNESCO-protected Old Town.

Business » Tourism | September 28, 2010, Tuesday // 17:22 | Viewed: 2192

Bulgarians' Trips Abroad Slump by 30% in August Y/Y

The trips of Bulgarians abroad in August have been 380 000, which is 30% less than August of last year, the National Statistics Institute announced Monday.

Business » Tourism | September 27, 2010, Monday // 12:50 | Viewed: 1700

Bulgaria to Introduce Flat 9% VAT in Tourism April 2011

Bulgaria's government will introduce a flat 9% value-added tax (VAT) in the tourism sector, not 14% as initially planned, as of the beginning of April next year, a deputy economy minister has announced.

Business » Tourism | September 27, 2010, Monday // 12:13 | Viewed: 1926

Bulgaria Plans to Fight Crisis with Culture Tourism

Bulgaria will advertise its culture and historical heritage with video clips and films, will start issuing licenses to tour guides while the cabinet will invest in the infrastructure of the tourist sites.

Business » Tourism | September 27, 2010, Monday // 11:19 | Viewed: 1932

Bulgaria's Balchik Boasts 30% More Foreign Tourists

Bulgaria's northern Black Sea resort welcomed 156 000 foreign tourists in May-August, 2010.

Business » Tourism | September 25, 2010, Saturday // 13:01 | Viewed: 2316

Bulgarian Tourism Targets Germany, Russia, UK

The Bulgarian Economy Ministry is launching an advertising project worth BGN 8 M, which aims at achieving a 3% growth of the revenues from tourists coming from Germany, UK and Russia.

Business » Tourism | September 23, 2010, Thursday // 13:48 | Viewed: 2992

Bulgaria Moves Decisively to Lure Even More Russian Tourists

Bulgaria is launching a massive advertising campaign in Russia in order to expand its successful performance with respect to Russian tourists in 2010 so far.

Business » Tourism | September 21, 2010, Tuesday // 20:06 | Viewed: 2645

Bulgarian Spa Hotel Ranked among World's Best

A Bulgarian hotel, the Grand Hotel & SPA Primoretz Burgas, has been placed among the world's 28 best spa hotels by a Germany-based not-for-profit international association.

Business » Tourism | September 20, 2010, Monday // 17:07 | Viewed: 2033

Bulgaria, Romania Kick off Cross-Border Tourism Project

A cross-border project to improve and popularize tourist opportunities in north-east Bulgaria / south-east Romania is starting, reported local authorities at General Toshevo.

Business » Tourism | September 20, 2010, Monday // 12:48 | Viewed: 1828

Govt Approves 7 Bids for Bulgarian Tourism Portal

Bulgaria's Economy Ministry has allowed 7 out of 14 bidders to remain in the competition for winning the tender for creating a national tourism online portal.

Business » Tourism | September 17, 2010, Friday // 20:55 | Viewed: 1861

Bulgaria to Reclaim Black Sea Sand Dunes

Sand dunes on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast must become exclusive property of the state, according to new legislation amendments discussed at the Ministry of Regional Development.

Business » Tourism | September 16, 2010, Thursday // 20:13 | Viewed: 2437

More Tourists, Same Revenues for Bulgaria's Summer 2010

Budget has proved to be a four-letter-word for Bulgaria's tourism sector this year - while the number of foreign tourists is expected to mark a 5%-10% increase, revenues are forecast to remain flat at best.

Business » Tourism | September 13, 2010, Monday // 10:57 | Viewed: 2143

Bulgaria's International Tourism Ads Suffer Criticism

Bulgaria's recently launched international tourism advertising campaign has been criticized by tour operators at the acquiescence of the respective deputy minister.

Business » Tourism | September 12, 2010, Sunday // 18:04 | Viewed: 4663

Bulgaria Mulls 9% Unified Tourism VAT

Bulgaria's government plans to introduce a 9% unified value-added tax (VAT) in the tourism sector, not 14% as initially planned, the prime minister said on Friday.

Business » Tourism | September 10, 2010, Friday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1649

Russian Investment Funds Eye Bulgarian SPA Centers

Russian Investment funds show increased and growing interest in Bulgarian SPA centers both on the Black Sea coast and inside the country.

Business » Tourism | September 7, 2010, Tuesday // 19:42 | Viewed: 2364

Bulgarian Tour Operators Shocked by Govt's Plans to Up VAT

Bulgarian tour operators have reacted with dismay to the announcement of the Finance Ministry's plans about considering increasing the VAT for tourist services from 7% to 14%.

Business » Tourism | September 7, 2010, Tuesday // 14:37 | Viewed: 1925

Major TV Channels Air Ads for Bulgaria Tourism

Bulgaria will be advertised as a year-round tourist destination on Euronews, Eurosport, National Geographic Channel and Discovery Channel as of September 6.

Business » Tourism | September 6, 2010, Monday // 10:26 | Viewed: 2731

Bulgarians Increased Trips Abroad in Q2

The total number of trips Bulgarian citizens have made within the country and abroad dropped by 11% for the second quarter of 2010, according to preliminary data from Bulgaria's National Statistics Institute.

Business » Tourism | August 31, 2010, Tuesday // 15:05 | Viewed: 1147

Bulgaria Welcomes Unprecedented Delegation of Korean Tour Operators

Bulgaria has been presented as a tourist destination to a business delegation from South Korea, which is the first of its kind.

Business » Tourism | August 30, 2010, Monday // 19:27 | Viewed: 1693