When you think of the dream European beach vacation, what’s the first thing that normally springs into your mind? Greece? Spain? The south of France? Bulgaria?
Bulgarian officials have reiterated a warning on visiting Turkey. The Foreign Ministry in Sofia has warned the public to “exercise high vigilance and caution in view of increased risk of terror attacks”. Bulgarians are being advise against travelling to southeastern Turkey.
In a bit of great news for Bulgaria tourism, hotels on the Black Sea have reportedly closed bookings for the Summer holiday season. According to reports, the season is completely sold out for the 2016 season.
At this month’s ITB Berlin, Bulgaria pulled out all the stops to publicize its Black Sea resorts. Hoping to cash in on the more recent geo-political shift that has diverted from Egypt and other destinations, officials of Bulgaria’s tourism ministries showed optimism at Europe’s biggest travel event.
According to TUI Russia, Bulgaria may soon be the chosen destinations of Russian tourists intent on vacations this coming Summer. Travel Russian News reported o Friday, Bulgaria having garnered some 60% of early bookings by tourists so far.
According to news from Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry, a new travel warning has been issued in connection with a general strike in Greece on February 4. The ministry has also issued an advisory on the continued difficulties at the border crossings between the two countries, prompted by the escalating blockades by Greek farmers.
Some 30 million Indians are expected to travel worldwide in the short term, tourism boards from Bucharest to Varna and beyond are seeking to woo these news tourists via marketing and trade shows.
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts has announced an agreement with Turkish developer Garanti Koza to manage Swissôtel Sofia. The new flagship property is being developed in Bulgaria’s capital, and is expected to open in 2018.
Most UK ski enthusiast have heard of Bankso, one of eastern Europe’s most publicized budget ski destinations. However wonderful this relatively new resort may be, Winter treasures in neighboring Bulgarian towns, they represent timeless beauty most people in the world never heard of. It’s these sorts of places, we at Argo love to share.
Getting set for this ski season? For a great value Bulgaria’s Bansko is offering the best value to Brits who want a family ski vacation.
Coming up October 4-5, the 13th annual Tattoo Fest Sofia come to the Party Center. Tattoo booths, jewelry and clothing sales, and other events will be featured.
News from Bulgaria’s Economy Ministry says International tourism revenues are on the up in the first half of 2014. The tally shows a 5.3% increase year on year over 2o13. The World Tourism Organization shows the tourism sector of Bulgaria reached 1.3 billion BGN (€670 million Euro) or about 13.6% of the country’s GDP.
A new warning for British tourists visiting the Bulgarian resort of Sunny Beach was issued late last week. The FCO announced and increase in the number of muggings and other crimes along the coastal resort area on the Black Sea.
With the summer season in full swing now news from Bulgaria’s tourism industry tells of Black Sea resorts there in dire need of skilled workers to meet demand. According to the director of labor there, Dobrich Vasil Sivkov, there’s hundreds of vacancies in the industry.
According to the President of the Association of Bulgarian Tour Operators and Travel Agents, Bayko Baikov, Bulgaria has seen a 20% decline in western European bookings. According to Baikov, tourists form Germany, Britain, and Scandinavia just aren’t aiming to travel to the country this Spring.