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Bansko Winter Resorts Attracts Tourists from Macedonia en Masse

Bulgaria’s biggest winter resort of Bansko is becoming a favourite among Macedonians, who flocked their en masse this year, Macedonian media reported today.

Bansko was “boiling” with Macedonians around New Year’s and during the school holidays, the Utrinski Vesnik reported today, explaining the rush with the lack of snow at Macedonia’s ski resorts and the recent visa liberalisation.

Despite the lack of snow during a part of the peak season, the Bulgarian resort attracted visitors from Macedonia – including business, music and political personalities, with a combination of spa centres, good food, entertainment and relatively low and flexible prices, the publication noted.

In addition to the variety of ski pistes, the highest of which starts at 2,600 metres above sea level, another of Bansko’s attractions is golf. The publication mentions the Pirin Golf Club, a residential complex built on 150 hectares, which is still being completed, and has the ambition of becoming the best golf centre in South-eastern Europe.

In addition to Macedonians, Bansko enjoyed popularity with tourists from Russia, Serbia, Greece and Bulgaria, who compensated for this year’s drop in the British visitors, who are usually the most numerous.

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Bulgaria’s Ski Resort Bansko Triumphs Over the Crisis

The town has never been so busy with tourists, local people assure

In the last week hotels, ski facilities and restaurants in Bulgaria’s mountain resort Bansko (southwestern Bulgaria) work at full speed – not the slightest trace of economic crisis. For New Year eve the small town was packed with tourists – over 15,000 Bulgarians and foreign tourists came to spend the holiday. According to some local hotelkeepers the number of visitors is even bigger – about 20,000. The overflow surprised the local people from Bansko used to the ups and downs regarding flow of tourists.
In the streets of Bansko could be seen automobiles with different registration plates. Bulgarian speech mixes up with English, Greek, Romanian and Serbian.

Vladimir Simeonov
Strandart News


5% еxpected increase in tourism revenues in 2010

Sofia. In 2010 the development of tourism in Bulgaria has started stabilizing. We expect to keep the parameters of the tourism of 2009 with about 5% increase in the revenues, said director of the Institute for Analysis and Assessment in Tourism Rumen Draganov in an interview to FOCUS News Agency.
“This will be felt this winter, mainly with the increase of Romanian, Macedonian and Greek tourists, who are acquainted with Bulgarian tourist product and in which we see a high level of repetition in travels,” Draganov said.
He said further that regarding to Christmas and New Year, Bulgarian tourism has closed 2009 very well and has started 2010 very good, as well.
“The hotel base in all winter resorts-Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo has worked at full speed,” Draganov noted.
Desislava ANTOVA

6 January 2010 | 22:11 | FOCUS News Agency

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