Turkish Minister estimates boost in tourism

Turkey targets tourism revenues of $20 billion in 2008, up from over $18 billion last year, and aims to attract more than 25 million tourists this year, Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay said. In an interview published by daily ... More

Topi says property disputes hamper tourism in Albania

Tourism cannot develop as long as unresolved property issues put off investors, President Bamir Topi said on Saturday (May 24th) during a visit to the southern town of Himara. "It is up to the government to improve the legal ... More

Germans take special interest in Lake Skadar

Representatives of thirteen German travel agencies and tour operators visited Macedonia from May 7 to 12. Their stay was organized in cooperation with the local tourist organizations and meetings with representatives of ... More

Romanian Boat Show back to Bucharest

The Constitution Square of Bucharest has turned into a genuine port five years before the date when the minister of transport said Bucharest would become a Danube port. It was possible thanks to the third edition of the Romanian ... More

Auction for sale of Novi Sad-based "Putnik" cancelled

Privatization Agency of Serbia has cancelled the auction for sale of Catering-trade company "Putnik" from Novi Sad, which was scheduled for today. According to the announcement of the Regional office in Novi Sad, where the ... More

Sofia Radisson SAS hotel put up for sale

Interhotel Grand Hotel Sofia AD, controlled by Henry Gwyn-Jones, is in talks to sell its 136-room Radisson SAS Grand Hotel property in Sofia, Dnevnik learned from three independent sources. Gwyn-Jones himself declined to ... More

Rezidor Group to have 17 hotels in 10 years in Romania

‘Rezidor’, the Swedish Hotel Group, will have 17 hotels in the next 10 years in Romania, hotels affiliated to the Radisson, Park Inn or Regent brands, Tjorborn Bodin, director of the Radisson SAS Hotel, has stated for ... More

EBRD confirms investment in Jadranka

The Management of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has confirmed the capital investment project in the hotel company Jadranka hoteli d.o.o., based in Mali Losinj. The final contracts for the completion ... More

Tetovo wants investors for Popova Sapka

The Italian consul in Macedonia, Tiziano Meoli, said in Tetovo yesterday that some investors from Italy are interested in buying Popova Sapka, and investing in tourism development projects there. After a meeting with the consul, ... More

Bulgarian tycoon, city of Karlovo agree on Bania spa development

Local businessman Hristo Kovachki and the Karlovo municipality have reached an agreement on the paying-up of the authorised capital of their joint venture Bania Golf and Spa Resort. The municipality owns 34% of the JV, ... More

Maistra opens two hotels in Rovinj

Monte Mulini Hotel is going to be opened in July 2008. The opening of the Lone Hotel is planned for 2009. The text in promotional brochure is written by American Jill Bell in first person. Hotel Company Maistra is to open two ... More

207 Mln Euros to be invested into Igman and Bjelasnica ski centers

Business plan for the area of the Igman and Bjelasnica ski centers on the basis of which these two Bosnian mountains are to become the leading winter tourist and recreation centres in the Southeastern Europe in the period from ... More

In Herceg Novi four new hotels by 2010

The new hotels should have more space in order to accommodate services that are a prerequisite for five-star hotels. By the end of 2010 Herceg Novi is going to have four new hotels owned by Vektra - three 5-star and one 4-star ... More

Forced sale of hotel Union’s shares

The majority owner of Belgrade-based hotel Union Milorad Majkic sent a request to small shareholders for a forced takeover of 1.16 percent of shares at RSD 629 per share. The transfer of shares will be executed on January 29 and ... More

EUR 540 million from Montenegrin tourism in 2008

The tourism revenues in Montenegro will amount to EUR 540 million this year, or by 10 percent more than last year, estimates the Montenegrin Government. The number of registered tourists is expected to rise from 1.1 to 1.3 ... More

Tourism needs 1,000 new workers every year

On Thursday the Montenegrin Tourist Board launched the campaign called 'Our knowledge for our Future'. Inside the campaign, a number of videos will be aired with the aim to improve the image of tourist workers. The President ... More

Twinning with Albanian park

The possibility for twining between the National Park of Llogara (Albania) and the Park of Pollino has been studied in Rotonda (Potenza) at the seat of the park authority where its president, Domenico Pappaterra, received the ... More

Czechs want to invest in Jahorina

Czech Snowhill is the first foreign company that presented an investment plan to the Government of RS, with the announcement of a 20-million-euro worth an investment in tourism on Jahorina. As RS’ trade and tourism minister ... More

Inženjerski Biro to develop B-H tourism strategy

The company from Zagreb will have to prepare the document within 12 months. FB-H thinks that there is a series of attractive tourist areas and segments, which should be researched, identified, prepared, put into function and ... More

Greek-Turkish tourism agencies seek increased cooperation

Government support is needed in order to expand common destinations between Turkey and Greece, said the president of a Greek travel agencies union during Turkey's biggest tourism fair, “Travel Turkey,” that brought ... More