Bulgaria's Bansko - Europe's cheapest ski resort

Bulgaria's ski holiday resort Bansko has been named Europe's best value ski resort by TripAdvisor for the second year in a row. The resort was found to offer the best value when compared with 40 other ski destinations, based ... More

Slovenia: Vibrant winter destination

From the festive fairs that start in early December to the Carnival in March, there is never a dull moment during winter in Slovenia. While the wildlife hibernates under a white blanket that covers the much acclaimed green ... More

Three new ski slopes to be opened at Garana, Semenic Mountains

Three new ski slopes will open for this season in Semenic Mountains (southwestern Romania), at Garana on a nearly two-hectare area, with their opening now pending the completion of the tests and getting the last authorizations. ... More

Price of EUROSUPER BS-98 drops

The retail price of EUROSUPER BS-98 drops by half a denar as of Monday midnight as the prices of other oil derivatives remain the same, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has decided. Under the decision, refinery and ... More

Air Serbia introduces direct flights to Ljubljana

Serbia's national airline company Air Serbia on Tuesday introduced everyday direct flights from Belgrade to Ljubljana. The flights from Belgrade to Ljubljana offer great potential for development of tourism in the two ... More

Cold snap to last through Friday, says weather service

A cold front that is expected to sweep into Greece late Tuesday will persist through Friday, the Hellenic National Meteorological Service said, warning that temperatures are expected to drop by as much as 6-8 degrees Celsius in ... More

"Most beautiful villages of Romania" tourist and cultural guide, launched at Village Museum

'Most beautiful villages of Romania' tourist and cultural guide, in a second bilingual Romanian-French edition, revised and completed, was launched at 'Dimitrie Gusti' National Village Museum of Bucharest, on Friday, on Saint ... More

Number of Russian tourists in Cyprus to exceed 600 thousand

The tourist flow from Russia towards Cyprus this year is expected to exceed 600,000 people. The tourism in this country which is practically the only sector that brings revenues to the state in times of heavy economic crisis and ... More

Turkey unable to make good money from tourism sector

Although Turkey is one of the hottest tourism spots and attracting around 35 million foreign tourists in a year, its tourism income per tourist is far below the average among all the top hotspots. While the average spending per ... More

South Aegean earns most from tourism

Of all the Greek regions, the Southern Aegean registered the highest number of overnight stays by holidaymakers as well as the greatest tourism revenues this year, while Central Macedonia had the highest number of tourism ... More

FYRMacedonia named in top ten to visit in 2014 by Lonely Planet

Macedonia is being named by travel publisher Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 countries to visit in the world in 2014. The top-ranked countries have been revealed in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 book released on ... More

Russians give vote of confidence to medical tourism in Greece

Russian tourism sector professionals expressed strong interest in Greece's medical tourism sector, based on the conclusions of the 2nd Greek Medical & Health Tourism Workshop held in Moscow. Contracts with Greek private ... More

Accor to invest in Rila Mountains

One of the leading French hotel groups, Accor, is planning to invest EUR 550 M to build a new ski resort in Bulgaria's Rila Mountains. The resort will most likely be between the town of Sapareva Banya and Govedartsi village ... More

New tourism campaign to focus on the internet, starting in Oct.

Greece's tourism campaign targeting markets abroad will begin this month, run to April 2014, and focus on the internet, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Wednesday. At a press conference to present the ministry's ... More

Greece can get 24 mln tourists in 2021 if adequate investments are made, per McKinsey report

Greece can easily meet the goal of 24 million tourist arrivals by 2021 as long as it makes investments of 3.3 billion euros in infrastructures, hotels and marinas on an annual basis, according to a study by the McKinsey ... More

Polish business, tourist and journalistic mission to Crete

Greece's embassy in Poland, in cooperation with the Crete regional authority, the island's four Chambers and the Federation of Exporters of Crete, will jointly organise a Polish business, tourist and journalist mission to Crete ... More

Tourist summer 2013 – no surprises

A normal tourist season with no surprises – that is what hotel owners most often say on the ending summer along the Black Sea coastline. The sector expects results that are similar to last year’s ones, or a slight ... More

Greece offers fast-track status to two new tourism investments worth 1.2 bln euros

Greek authorities offered fast-track status to two new tourism investments, budgeted at 1.2 billion euros, which are expected to create more than 1,900 year-round (non-seasonal) job positions. The two investments are two hotel ... More

Tourists help ease Greek recession

Tourists visiting Greece for their summer holidays have given a big unexpected boost to the recession-hit Greek economy, official data showed on Friday. The latest figures are in line with signs that the extremely deep ... More

EU suspends 4.5 million Euros allocated for projects to support the tourism industry

Due to the failure of the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to agree on required implementation actions, the European Union has suspended 4.5 million Euros allocated for projects to support the tourism industry and the ... More