Archive for August, 2012



Bulgaria’s Bansko Boasts Successful Tourist Season

Bulgaria’s mountain resort of Bansko is expected to welcome over 15 000 tourists in August, according to Georgi Ikonmov, mayor of the municipality.

In an interview for Darik radio, Ikonomov explained that the summer season was going well and voiced hopes that it would turn out better than in the previous few years.

“This summer too there will be many foreign tourists, mostly Serbs, Russians and English,” Ikonomov added.

He argued that the guests of the mountain resort were attracted by the rich cultural program offered by the municipality each year.

Bansko plans to further develop new tourist attractions,” the Mayor added.

Bansko currently has a bed capacity of around 20 000 and the municipal administration expects that the hotels will be full during the Bansko Jazz Festival.

The 15th edition of the Bansko Jazz Festival is to take place on August 3-11.

At present, Russians are most interested in buying property in Bansko, while the interest of English nationals in the sphere has cooled off.

Bulgaria Eases Visa Rules for Loyal Tourists from Russia, Ukraine, Moldova

The citizens of Russia, Ukraine and Moldova who visited Bulgaria in 2011 will now receive visas easier.
As of July 1, Bulgaria’s consular offices in the aforementioned countries will issue annual multiple entry visas to all citizens who made a holiday or business trip to Bulgaria in 2011.
The candidates have to bring a photocopy of their 2011 visa.

As of January 2012, Russian holders of Schengen visas have been able to visit and stay in Bulgaria without Bulgarian visas.

Bansko grows in all-year-round appeal

 

Bulgaria‘s biggest mountain resorts have begun to make more investments in providing attractions for tourists in the summer.

The resort town of Bansko, for instance, that sits 150km south of Bulgaria‘s capital, Sofia, has seen lately a boom in offers for sports activities, including playing golf, biking and hiking tours, while cultural events have gone on apace.

Another favorite are the packages for spa holidays and “healthy holidays”, which include diet menus and light activities.

The formerly off-the-beaten-path destination had gone mainstream. Locals in Bansko are banking on a healthy mix of adventure and structure, lots of places to spend the time when you are active and alert, being chic, but without the ridiculous attempts to be consmopolitan that you often find at Bulgarian resorts.

 


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