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US Hotel Giant Marriott Steps on Balkans

The US hotel chain Marriott is entering the Balkan market with its first, 180-room, hotel in the Macedonian capital Skopje to open doors in 2013.

Business » Tourism | May 18, 2010, Tuesday // 18:30 | Viewed: 3696

Bulgarians' Hotel Stay at Local Resorts down 17%

The number of nights spent in local hotels by Bulgarians is down over 17% in the first quarter of 2010, data published Monday by the National Statistics Institute (NSI) shows.

Business » Tourism | May 17, 2010, Monday // 18:53 | Viewed: 1481

Bulgaria Boasts 3.2% Increase in Winter Tourism Y/Y

During the traditional months for winter tourism in Bulgaria, January and February, the industry had registered a 3.2% growth compared to the same period of 2009.

Business » Tourism | May 15, 2010, Saturday // 19:50 | Viewed: 2170

Bulgaria Govt Grabs Hold of Botanical Garden

Bulgaria's government ignored the decision of a number of Bulgarian courts and has grabbed hold of the botanical garden in the Bulgarian coastal town of Balchik.

Business » Tourism | May 12, 2010, Wednesday // 18:53 | Viewed: 2081

Bulgarians Go For Home Resorts for May Holidays

The majority of the Bulgarians going on a vacation during the May holidays have preferred the home sea and mountain resorts to foreign destinations.

Business » Tourism | May 9, 2010, Sunday // 11:42 | Viewed: 3248

Bulgarian Sailing Boat Kaliakra Sets Off for Tall Ships Regatta

Bulgarian sailing boat Kaliakra has set off to the Greek port of Volos, which is the starting point of the 2010 Historical Seas Tall Ships Regatta, which will also include Bulgaria's largest port Varna.

Business » Tourism | May 6, 2010, Thursday // 12:54 | Viewed: 3667

Bulgaria's Varna City Hall Bans Summer Season Construction

All construction in resorts near Bulgaria's Black sea capital Varna is banned, beginning May 15, over the opening of the summer season.

Business » Tourism | May 4, 2010, Tuesday // 19:49 | Viewed: 2185

State Succeeds in Ousting Bulgaria's 'Sunny Beach' Board

The Bulgarian State finally succeed to replace the Managing Board of the country's largest beach resort "Sunny Beach" after a 9-year rule of the minority shareholders.

Business » Tourism | May 4, 2010, Tuesday // 17:58 | Viewed: 4976

New Chapter in Saga over Bulgaria’s Botanical Garden Ownership

The wrangle over the ownership of the botanical garden in the coastal town of Balchik is back with a vengeance, it emerged on Tuesday.

Business » Tourism | May 4, 2010, Tuesday // 14:06 | Viewed: 2058

Temple Models to Become Top New Tourist of Bulgaria Capital

The new top tourist attraction of the Bulgarian capital Sofia will be a model of the four religious temples in its very downtwon, according to the city's Chief Architect Petar Dikov.

Business » Tourism | May 3, 2010, Monday // 19:17 | Viewed: 2821

Economy Ministry Drafts 'Guide for Attracting Bulgarian Tourists'

A "Guide for Attracting Bulgarian Tourists" was released Monday by the Ministry of Economy, Energy, and Tourism.

Business » Tourism | May 3, 2010, Monday // 18:22 | Viewed: 1466

German High School Proms Open Bulgaria's Beach Season

German high school seniors opened Monday the summer season at Bulgaria's largest sea resort Sunny Beach.

Business » Tourism | May 3, 2010, Monday // 15:09 | Viewed: 2059

Volcanic Ash Cost Europe's Tourism EUR 1 B

Europe's tourism sector has suffered losses worth EUR 1 B due to travel disruptions caused by the high-altitude ash billowing from an erupting Icelandic volcano, show preliminary estimates by the European Commission..

Business » Tourism | April 29, 2010, Thursday // 08:56 | Viewed: 2080

UNWTO Head: Bulgaria Can Expect More Foreign Tourists in 2010

The Bulgarian government forecasts a 5% increase in the number of foreign tourists in 2010, according to Economy Minister Traicho Traikov.

Business » Tourism | April 28, 2010, Wednesday // 19:34 | Viewed: 2287

Nearly 30% Drop in Number of Bulgarian Tourists Abroad

There's been a 27,9% drop in the number of Bulgarian tourists abroad for March 2010 year-on-year, shows data by Bulgaria's National Statistical Institute.

Business » Tourism | April 27, 2010, Tuesday // 12:54 | Viewed: 1867

Turkey Prime Destination for Bulgarian Tourists

Bulgarian tourists rank third, behind Germans and Iranians, in terms of visitor numbers to Turkey for January-March 2010.

Business » Tourism | April 27, 2010, Tuesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 2470

Bulgaria Foreign Ministry Upholds New Visa Procedures

The Bulgarian Ministry refused to amend the new visa waver procedures for Russian tourist during discussions with representatives of the Bulgarian tourist associations.

Business » Tourism | April 26, 2010, Monday // 19:25 | Viewed: 2606

Bulgaria Tourist Associations Discuss Visa Rules for Russians with Interior

Bulgaria's largest tourist associations will meet Tuesday with officials of the Bulgarian Interior Ministry to discuss new visa waiver procedures for Russian tourists.

Business » Tourism | April 26, 2010, Monday // 11:28 | Viewed: 1658

Bulgaria Tourism Sector Outraged by Visa Rules for Russians

The Bulgarian Tourism Chamber firmly opposes the changes in the requirements to issue visas to Russian citizens, made just before the beginning of the summer season.

Business » Tourism | April 23, 2010, Friday // 13:17 | Viewed: 2536

Bulgaria Freezes Construction Works in Coastal Resorts

Construction works in Bulgaria's Black Sea summer destinations near the coastal city of Varna will be terminated as of the middle of next month when the new season sets in.

Business » Tourism | April 22, 2010, Thursday // 16:40 | Viewed: 1688

Bulgaria, Greece Offer Joint Rhodope Mountain Tours

Bulgarian and Greek municipalities have come together to offer joint tourist tours of the Rhodope Mountains.

Business » Tourism | April 20, 2010, Tuesday // 12:15 | Viewed: 10489
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