Slovenia to present itself in Berlin

Slovenia will put itself on display for residents of Berlin in what will be a first such exhibition aimed at raising the country's profile among EU citizens, Slovenian Tourist Board said. The project, aimed at presenting Slovenia ... More

Museums' operation privatized

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism plans to turn over the operation of state museums to the private sector. The ticket offices of important historical and cultural places and buildings in Turkey including Ayasofya (Saint ... More

Winter tourism new favourite for investors

Turkey, which attracts many foreign and local tourists with its historical and natural beauty, hopes to welcome 20 million tourists this year. As the number of tourists exceeded 17 million in the first nine months of the year, ... More

20 greek travel agencies were awarded by Turkish hoteliers

Twenty Greek travel agencies which are forwarding the highest number of tourists to Turkey were awarded by the Turkish Union of Hoteliers, Managers and Tourist Investors (TUROB) on November 4, in the framework of the ... More

Croatia tops lists of “next years’ must-see places

National Geographic Adventure has proclaimed Croatia as the first among the top 10 'adventure nations', i.e. "next year's must-see places". According to the first annual semi-scientific survey the monthly journal conducted among ... More

Tourism at crossroads

A major study unveiled at the industry's annual conference warns that this year's surge in tourism numbers leaves no room for complacency about the need to upgrade existing resort facilities. The country’s most dynamic ... More

Privatization Agency to auction off BIP beer taverns in Belgrade, hotel in Montenegro

The Privatization Agency has invited potential investors to purchase the Skadarlija complex, part of Belgrade-based brewery Beogradska Industrija Piva (BIP), at the initial price of EUR 15.22 million. The downtown complex ... More

Tender for privatization of Igalo Centre

“Tender for privatization of 80.96 % of stocks of the Center for Rest, Recreation and Rehabilitation Igalo whose owner is Republic Pension and Disability Insurance Fund ( will be announced on November ... More

Guests "left" over €180m in Montenegro

From the beginning of January until end of August 2005, Montenegro had realized income of €181.2m from tourism, which was 20% more than in the same period last year, the Central Bank ( in Podgorica ... More

Smyth develops Bosnian hotels

West wood fitness club founder Philip Smyth is developing two hotels in the centre of Sarajevo, the one-time war-torn capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, writes Brian Carey. Smyth, who operates clubs in Leopardstown, Clontarf and ... More

Turkey and Greece join Hotel Association Alliance

Turkey and Greece will join the Balkan Hotel Association Alliance within a month, the chairman of the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association, Blagoi Ragin, told. The Balkan Alliance was established in Ohrid, Macedonia, by ... More

43% increase year-on-year in Serbia tourism

Serbia's revenues from tourism reached $159m in January-July, registering a 43 per cent increase year-on-year, according to data from a Serbian tourist organisation. The number of foreign tourists increased by 19 per cent ... More

Tourism increased by 7% in 2005

Receipts from tourism in Croatia this year are forecast at 6 billion euros, according to Transport Minister Bozidar Kalmeta. He said the number of tourist visits increased by 7 per cent year-on-year in January-August, while ... More

The third Ibis Hotel opened in Bucharest

The third Ibis Hotel in Romania opened in Bucharest near the Palace of Parliament. The investment to build the hotel amounted to 8.5 million euros. The Ibis chain is a registered trade mark of French group Accor. In Romania, Ibis ... More

Rainy weather hits Brasov tourism

Tourism in Brasov county has been affected by the rainy weather this year, data released by the Brasov County Statistics Board revealed. The study showed that the occupancy rate in the country reached 21.4 per cent in May. The ... More

VAT in Montenegro lower for tourism

Starting next year, value added tax, at a lower rate of 7%, will be charged only on tourist accommodations and possibly the sale of smaller apartments, to the first buyers, it was announced in Podgorica. At the public dispute on ... More

New Budget Hotel Opens in Sofia.

The easyHotel chain of budget hotels is opening a new installation in Sofia this month, reported. Announcing its expansion late last year, the chain said that its Sofia hotel is located in the very heart ... More