Bulgaria Loses Tourists from FYR Macedonia, Serbia Due to Sluggish Visa System

Bulgaria loses tourists from FYR Macedonia and Serbia due to the sluggish system in issuing visas, claims the head of the Bulgarian hotel and restaurant association. Blagoy Ragin said the Foreign Ministry has already been ... More


Slovenian marketing agency "Hosting" to brand "Sokobanja"

Slovenian agency "Hosting" got the job on the tender to make the Master plan for development of tourist potentials of Sokobanja. Slovenian experts estimated that, according to that plan, Sokobanja, with its natural beauties ... More


Starwood and Hyatt hotel groups coming to Bucharest

The American Starwood Group holding brand-names such as Sheraton, might open a hotel in Bucharest, and so might Hyatt, who announced its intention to build a hotel here two years ago, who could follow the example of the Radisson ... More


British journalists in Montenegro

A study group of journalists from The Guardian, The Observer, the Travel Trade Gazette, The Daily Express and the First shall tour Montenegro till Friday. For the purpose of promotion of the northern region of Montenegro, the ... More


Bulgaria Sets Comfort Threshold for Spa, Business Hotels

Bulgaria's government is mulling a change in the law, stating that only the hotels rated with four or five stars would be allowed to offer spa, wellness and business packages. The aim of the new change is to help the ... More


Bulgaria Could be Europe's Next Golfing "Hotspot"

Real estate developers in Bulgaria have already woken up to the massive pulling power of top quality golf courses, experts say. "Five signature courses - from the likes of Ian Woosnam, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player - are ... More


Greece in force at Arabian Market 2007 fair in Dubai

Greek's Tourism development minister Fani Palli-Petralia inaugurated yesterday the Greek pavilion at the Arabian Travel Market 2007' exhibition in Dubai, the Middle East's and Pan-Arab Region's premier travel and tourism show, ... More


Turkish businessman to open 2 casinos in Svilengrad

Turkish entrepreneur Sudi Ozkan plans 2 casino openings in Bulgarian city Svilengrad. Dnevnik learned that work on one of the new casinos, occupying a former youth center, is almost finished and it should open for business in ... More


Island off Sozopol to become tourist destination

The St Kirik and Yulita island just off Bulgarian coastal town Sozopol will be developed into a tourist destination. The decision was taken on Thursday when the government put the regional development ministry in charge of the ... More


Russian businessman to sue Share Fund

The sale of the Putnik tourist company continues to cause controversy. Dmitry Lucenko’s legal representative Miroslav Boras says the Russian businessman has filed a request with the Commercial Court in Belgrade ... More


Prag Hotel up for auction on June 14

The Prag Hotel, located in central Belgrade, will be put up for auction on June 14. According reports VIP Daily News Report, the tender invitation, published in the Politika daily, said that 70% of socially owned assets, valued ... More


Tourism sector accounts for 18.2 pct of Greek GDP

The tourism sector's contribution to the Greek Gross Domestic Product reached 18.2% after a recent GDP revision, the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE) said today. In an announcement to the press, SETE stressed ... More


Austrian owner sells Vitosha ski lifts

Dnevnik has learned that a Virgin Islands-registered company has bought the Vitosha ski lifts. Elora Management Limited bought the 2 ski lift operators - Aleko Sport 99 and Vereinigte Bergbahnen Bulgaria, from Austria's ... More


Investments higher than expected in Montenegro

At the beginning of privatization of hotels in Montenegro, the estimates were that the sum of € 120 million would be invested in them, but at the end of 2006, the invested sum exceeded €200 million, the Central Bank ... More


Over 200 exhibitors at the National Tourism Fair

The 17th edition of the National Tourism Fair of Romania debuted on Thursday at Romexpo Exhibition Center. The event takes place in the period March 29-April 1, 2007 and rallies, besides the Romanian agencies, participants from ... More


Varvara mineral baths sold

Sofia-based company Eltrade OOD has won the sale competition for the municipality-owned mineral baths in the village of Varvara, Southern Bulgaria, with a bid of 520,000 levs. The buyer will revamp the decrepit baths into a ... More


€ 508.2 million this year from Tourism

According to forecasts made by the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) it is expected that Montenegro's tourism would generate €508.2 million this year. The WTTC expects that it would increase to €1.8 billion by ... More


New spa in Vrujci worth 25m EUR

Traditional spa resorts in Serbia, many of which have been turned into special hospitals, will have to give up their place to the new, modern and profitable SPA centers - says Dr. Milisav Čutović, who laid the ... More


Pro Confort puts EUR 20 million more in Rin Grand hotel

Pro Confort group will add another EUR 20 million to the initial investment at Rin Grand hotel situated in the capital, the total costs reaching EUR 50 million. The hotel will have 15 levels, the total surface being of 95,000 ... More


Serbian tourism in Moscow

The Tourist Organization of Serbia (TOS) will participate in the MITT 2007 fair in Moscow. The tourist organizations of Vojvodina, Belgrade, Zlatibor and Petrovac na Mlav, will also take part presenting the country’s ... More