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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: 2106

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: 1306

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: 2105

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: 1340

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: 1405

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: 1770

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: 1980

400 Vacationers Still Stranded at Bulgaria's Coastal Airport

The issue with the Russian tourists who spent three days at the airport of the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas has not been fully resolved.

Business » Tourism | September 12, 2011, Monday // 08:59 | Viewed: 1663

Saga of Stranded Foreigners in Bulgaria Nears Denouement

Airline Bulgaria Air and tour operator Alma Tour are very likely to reach an agreement in the short term that would allow hundreds of stranded international tourists to return to their homes, reports say.

Business » Tourism | September 11, 2011, Sunday // 19:05 | Viewed: 1384

Bulgarian Hotel Owners Provide Free Accommodations to Stranded Tourists

Hotel owners in Bulgaria's largest summer resort Sunny Beach are going to accommodate, free of charge, tourists who have been stranded for days now at the airport in the Black Sea city of Burgas.

Business » Tourism | September 11, 2011, Sunday // 10:37 | Viewed: 2181

Bulgaria National Air Carrier Might Lose License for Stranding 1000 Foreign Tourists

Bulgarian ministers have said they might consider withdrawing the licenses of the Bulgaria Air national airline and tour operator Alma Tour, after a trade dispute between them led to the cancellation of flights, stranding hundreds of international tourist

Business » Tourism | September 10, 2011, Saturday // 19:39 | Viewed: 2017

Bulgarian PM Orders Stranded Russian Tourists to Be Flown on Govt Plane

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has ordered the government plane to be flown to Burgas to aid in the transportation of hundreds of stranded Russian tourists who had their flights cancelled Saturday.

Business » Tourism | September 10, 2011, Saturday // 19:05 | Viewed: 1618

Finnish Tourists Stranded on Bulgarian Black Sea Might Have to Hitchhike Home

There is a grave problem in finding a flight to transport the 170 tourists headed back to Helsinki, who were stranded in Bulgaria's Burgas Airport after their airline cancelled the flight, according to Bulgarian Minister of Transport Ivailo Moskovski.

Business » Tourism | September 10, 2011, Saturday // 18:20 | Viewed: 1905

Saga of Stranded Foreign Tourists in Bulgaria Drags On

Negotiations between airline Bulgaria Air and tour operator Alma Tour have failed to reach an agreement that would allow hundreds of stranded international tourists to return to their homes.

Business » Tourism | September 10, 2011, Saturday // 15:30 | Viewed: 1300

Some Stranded Russian Tourists to Fly to Moscow from Bulgarian Black Sea

180 of the more than 600 international tourists stranded in Burgas on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast will be able to fly home Saturday afternoon.

Business » Tourism | September 10, 2011, Saturday // 14:02 | Viewed: 1284

Bulgarian PM Sends Mins to Resolve Stranded Intl Tourists Scandal

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has ordered ministers of economy Traicho Traikov and of transport Ivailo Moskovski to go to Burgas and resolve the case of hundreds of Russian and Scandinavian tourists who had their flights home cancelled.

Business » Tourism | September 10, 2011, Saturday // 12:41 | Viewed: 1578

Finland Flight from Bulgarian Black Sea Cancelled Due to Tour Operator

The Saturday evening flight from Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas to Finland's capital Helsinki has been cancelled.

Business » Tourism | September 10, 2011, Saturday // 11:51 | Viewed: 1647

Russian Vice-Min in Bulgaria to Aid Stranded Tourists

A Russian vice-Minister of Tourism has arrived in Bulgarian Black Sea city to help the case of the 500 stranded Russian tourists at Burgas Airport.

Business » Tourism | September 10, 2011, Saturday // 10:42 | Viewed: 1126