Turkey could become a national parks paradise

Turkey is full of natural wonders, such as Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Lake Van, Lake Tuz, Nemrut Volcano and Konyàs Karapinar, which are all among the most important potential national park sites in the country. Speaking to ... More


Turkey could become a national parks paradise

Turkey is full of natural wonders, such as Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Lake Van, Lake Tuz, Nemrut Volcano and Konyàs Karapinar, which are all among the most important potential national park sites in the country. Speaking to ... More


Croatia ranked 38th on tourism and travel competitiveness scale

Croatia is ranked 38th on the tourism and travel competitiveness scale of 124 countries compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF praised Croatia's lenient visa regime, safety and good tourism infrastructure, notably a ... More


20,000 tourists in Serbia

Some 20,000 tourists are currently visiting Serbia, the Tourism Organization has announced. The number shows an increase of 2,000 visits compared to the previous week. Serbia’s main winter tourism center Kopaonik ... More


Montenegro's offer before Australian tourists

Montenegro has for the first time been included in an offer of a tour-operator in Australia. For the time being, Russia&Beyond, the tour-operator specialized in East European market, presents only offer of Budvanska rivijera in ... More


Neptun hotel to be sold for EUR 7 million

Olimp Estival will put up for sale it Neptun hotel located in the Olimp resort, the initial price being of EUR 7 million. The complex includes a three stars hotel, a restaurant and a swimming pool. The auction committee will have ... More


EBRD invests 52.6 mln Euro in Croatian hotel chain

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced a 52.6 million euro investment in the capital of GS Hotels & Resorts, a company owned by Croatian entrepreneur Goran Strok which boasts an upmarket hotel ... More


Workshops on hotel equipment in Athens

A dozen Italian operators in the sector of hotel equipment and supplies, restaurants and catering will meet in Athens tomorrow with Greek operators during a workshop organised by the Italian Foreign Trade Institute (ICE), with ... More


Decree on allocation of funds for tourism development adopted

The Serbian government adopted at its session today a Decree on establishing criteria, conditions and use of funds for development of tourism for the period from January to March 2007. A Decree on salary coefficients for ... More


Government approves tourism funds

The Serbian government has adopted a Decree on conditions for the use of tourism development funds from January to March 2007. A Decree on salary coefficients for employees in the Administration for executing penal sanctions ... More


Zlata Moneta 2 Buys Croatian Casino

Zlata Moneta 2, the Maribor-based investment firm, said on Monday, 29 January it had acquired Croatian casino operator Casino Parentium for 1.3 million euros. The casino is located in the Hotel Parentium in the coastal resort of ... More


Domo founders enter the hotelier market

The businessmen Lorand Szarvadi and Ferenc Hegedeus who founded the retail chain Domo purchased Best Western Balvanyos hotel situated in Constanta, the value of the transaction ranged between EUR 2 million and EUR 3 million, said ... More


New Marathon exits ONT Carpati business

The Cypriots from New Marathon have sold their 74.9 per cent they held in Romania’s oldest tour operator, ONT Carpati, for approximately EUR 3.5 M, on the Rasdaq market. Based on the latest available information, ONT ... More


Greece's Classical Hotels to invest in Borovets development

Classical Hotels, the Greek hotel company that owns Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkans, said it has bought a site in local ski resort Borovets for the construction of a luxury hotel. This would the company's first investment in ... More


Bulgarian tourism co's happy with VAT changes

Bulgaria's tourism industry is unhappy that the new VAT bill lowers to 7% the valued added tax only on core tourist services, leaving at 20% the rate for all other tourist services. This differentiation may push some tourist ... More


Gray economy still a serious problem

Much has been done in Montenegro's tourism since adoption of the Master Plan, but gray economy, waste and poor roads still pose a great problem, Johann Friedrich Engel, the author of the document has said today. Engel, who shall ... More


Romanian rural and regional tourism to receive EUR 600 M from EU in 2007-2013

The newly appointed President of the National Tourism Authority (ANT) Monica Barbuletiu is already making decisions for the reorganisation of the Romanian legislative framework for the tourism activity. In an interview to Nine ... More


Agreement provides conditions for arrival of tourists from China

Signing of the Agreement on cooperation in tourism with China shall provide conditions for arrival of Chinese tourists to Montenegro, the Minister of Tourism and Environmental Protection of Montenegro, Predrag Nenezic, has stated ... More


Third tender for Boka next week

Next Friday, the control block of shares of the hotel and tourist company Boka from Herceg Novi shall be offered at an international tender for the third time. The deadline for submitting the bids is April 25 and potential ... More


Romania, attending Vacanz 2007 Tourism Fair

Offers for tourism lovers, especially rural, but also cultural tourism, connected to Sibiu area, as it is the European Cultural Capital along Luxembourg, have been presented last weekend in the 16th edition of the Tourism Fair ... More