Construction of eco hotel to begin in Gabrovo region

Bulgarian foundation Time Eco Projects has developed a concept for an eco hotel that will showcase a number of environmental innovations. The 68-bed Hilltop hotel will occupy a 0.5 ha site in the village of Zdravkovets, in ... More

Local co sees Maritsa river as tourist destination

The local Victoria Group, an active investor in Bulgaria's tourism industry, has proposed to gentrify the banks of the Maritsa river which passes through Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second biggest city. The idea, backed by Plovdiv mayor ... More

Construction on ski resort on Mt Rudnik kicks off

Serbian Minister of Economy Predrag Bubalo and Serbian Minister of Trade, Tourism and Services Bojan Dimitrijevic today laid a cornerstone of a ski resort on Mt Rudnik. The construction of a 1,500 metre ski track and cable ... More

Presentation of Serbia's tourism on CNN to promote its nature and culture

The Serbian Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Services stated today that the purpose of the promotional video on Serbia's tourist offer on CNN global network is to geographically locate and identify Serbia with Kosovo-Metohija and ... More

Bulgaria Advised to Follow Ireland's Branding Strategy

Ireland's experience in creating a winning branding strategy has been highly recommended as the best model for Bulgaria. "Ireland joined the European Union in 1973 and managed to grow from a country generally perceived as a ... More

Bulgaria targets 8 Million Tourists per Year

Bulgaria has set an annual target of eight million tourists, double the number of visitors this year, the regional development minister said. Minister Assen Gagauzov joined the sixth edition of the major tourism event ... More

Eximtour sees EUR 27 million in turnover in 2006

Tourism agency Eximtour registered in 2006 a turnover of EUR 27 million, a 30 percent increase on 2005. Eximtour owns 8 agencies in Cluj, Bucharest, Timisoara, Oradea, Sibiu, Baia Mare and Arad and plans to open this year the ... More

Serbia’s CNN campaign starts today

Serbia’s tourism promotion campaign on CNN has started today, under the slogan, "Moments to Remember". Advertizing on the U.S. based network will cost the country half a million euros. The start of the campaign was ... More

Serbia welcomes 1.9 mln visitors in 2006

In the period January-November 2006, 1,866,811 persons visited Serbia, a figure on par with the number of visits in the same period of 2005, the Serbian Statistics Bureau has reported. The majority of tourists came from Serbia ... More

Greece to stage hotel equipment workshop next month

The Italian Foreign Trade Institute (ICE) will organise on February 14 in Athens a workshop and bilateral meetings for Italian operators in the sector of hotel equipment, restaurant business and catering with the aim to find ... More

Hit Opens New Hotel Wing in Nova Gorica

Slovenia's leading gaming group Hit opened on Thursday, 21 December a new EUR 18m wing of its hotel complex at the Perla entertainment centre in Nova Gorica. According to company officials, the aim of the investment is to ... More

UK tourists enjoy Serbian winter

The first group of UK citizens vacationing in Kopaonik this winter have arrived in Niš. Weekly charter flights have been announced until the end of March 2007, and there are a total of 14 charter flights coming from London ... More

Bucharest's market of luxury hotels gets crowded

The inauguration in the second part of 2007 of the biggest 5-star hotel, Bucharest Radisson SAS, will represent stiff competition for Bucharest's market of luxury hotels. The new 5-star hotel (former Bucharest Hotel), renovated ... More

Australian television to broadcast Macedonia travelogue

Australia's leading commercial television Channel 7 said it will broadcast new travel guides that will include Macedonia as of January 2007. Six outlets will be broadcast to 10 million audiences in Australia, featuring ... More

Commendations for the best in tourism of the capital

Tomorrow at noon, in Hotel Podgorica, the Tourism Organization (TO) of Podgorica shall present commendations to the best companies and individuals who contributed to development of the tourism offer of Montenegro's capital. The ... More

Slovenian Tourism to Focus on Quality and Innovation

Stakeholders in tourism gathered in Maribor on Thursday, 7 December to examine ways of creating added value and offering innovative products. There is increasing demand for products that offer something more, and such products ... More

Home market generates 80% of spa hotel biz in Bulgaria

Some 80% of the guests of local spa and wellness hotels and resorts are Bulgarians with mostly Brits and Germans making up the remainder, found a survey of 900 spa tourists conducted by the State Tourism Agency. Away form the ... More

Winter tourism fair in Belgrade

The first winter tourism fair will be held in Belgrade on November 30, showcasing over 100 presenters. This will be held within the framework of an International Fair for Sport and Recreational equipment called “Ekspozim ... More

Spanish hotel chain Iberostar to expand in Turkey

Spanish hotel chain Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is planning to open nine new resorts in 2007. The expansion will include the opening of six new properties in Europe including two in Bulgaria and properties in Greece, Italy and ... More

OMV – willing to find solutions to reduce energy prices social impact

OMV boss Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer had a surprise meeting with President Basescu last evening at Cotroceni Palace. On Monday, President Traian Basescu met with the president of the Austrian group OMV, Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer, a press ... More