Bulgaria news and events

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Top quality rose oil is produced in Bulgaria
20.04.2012

Top quality rose oil is produced in Bulgaria

A month before the 2012 Rose Festival in Bulgaria we decided to present to your attention an article about the famous Bulgarian rose oil which local people produce from Rosa damascena.
Rose oil (attar of roses) is an indispensable ingredient in virtually all fine perfumes made by most famous producers like Christian Dior, Givenchy, Lancôme, Bulgari, Chanel.... Modern cosmetics is unthinkable without rose oil. It is a very expensive product. Grams of rose oil are as valuable as grams of gold. Much like coffee, which is of best quality and finest aroma when grown in particular areas, it is the Bulgarian-grown rose which is the most aromatic one. Every beginner in the fragrance industry knows that the top quality rose oil is produced in Bulgaria.

Skiing or Snowboarding
19.04.2012

Skiing or Snowboarding

Winter sports are growing in popularity and many people are now having a go at skiing or snowboarding. Once considered to be an expensive pastime, it is now possible to go on a winter sports holiday for a relatively cheaper price. France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy are still popular, but other countries, like Slovenia, Bulgaria, Poland and Romania, are now offering excellent facilities at a cheaper price.

No matter where you choose to go, the most important consideration is which discipline you want to pursue. Both are exhilarating, both offer the chance to experience high speeds and whichever you try, you can guarantee you will fall down a lot when you start out.

Bulgaria Top Destination for Hunting Red Deer
17.10.2011

Bulgaria Top Destination for Hunting Red Deer

Bulgaria has emerged as one of the most popular global destinations for the hunting of red deer among "hunting tourists," according to the State Forestry Agency.

Bulgaria- a leading health tourism destination?
11.10.2011

Bulgaria- a leading health tourism destination?

In 2013 the European Union will apply a new directive, that patients, who have received medical service in other European countries, will have the chance to get their expenses refunded.

Smolyan should become a centre of eco tourism in Bulgaria
30.09.2011

Smolyan should become a centre of eco tourism in Bulgaria

The Ambassador of USA in Bulgaria James Warlick said that Smolyan city (only 10km away from Pamporovo) should become a centre of Eco tourism in Bulgaria.

Qatar Airways to launch more flights to Bulgaria
19.09.2011

Qatar Airways to launch more flights to Bulgaria

Qatar Airways plans to increase the frequency of flights from Bulgaria's capital city Sofia to Qatar's capital Doha and to launch new routes to the country within a year, the air carrier's chief executive Akbar al-Baker said on September 15 2011.

2011 Burgas Sand Fest
05.07.2011

2011 Burgas Sand Fest

Sand Sculptures Festival 2011 started in the city of Bourgas, at the Black Sea coast, from July 02. Last year it attracted 70,000 visitors.

Rally Bulgaria 2011 starts in Borovets on July 08
05.07.2011

Rally Bulgaria 2011 starts in Borovets on July 08

The competition will take place from July 8th to 10th in Borovets and this year it will be the 6th round of the Europe Rally Championship for 2011. The Rally will have a total length of 781, 58 km and the length of the special stages will be 257, 76 km.

Bulgarian monasteries are top sites for foreign tourists
27.06.2011

Bulgarian monasteries are top sites for foreign tourists

Rila monastery, Bachkovo and Troyan monasteries are the sites that attract the most foreign tourists in Bulgaria, Nikolai Mindov, chairperson of Association of Bulgarian Tour Guides told Focus news agency.

A Cross forest- the Rhodope Jerusalem- a
17.06.2011

A Cross forest- the Rhodope Jerusalem- a "must- see" sight near Pamporovo!

If you happen to be in Pamporovo in summer, don't miss to visit the nearby (only 40km away) Cross forest.

Elevation Music Festival
07.06.2011

Elevation Music Festival

On June 24 and 25, 2011 the first Elevation music festival will be held near Bansko- in Razlog Valley, Bulgaria.

Kazanlak Rose Festival
02.06.2011

Kazanlak Rose Festival

Every year, during the first weekend of June, local community in Kazanlak organizes the annual Rose Festival.

Russians and Romanians visit Sozopol to see the holy remains of St. John the Baptist
24.03.2011

Russians and Romanians visit Sozopol to see the holy remains of St. John the Baptist

There is a rise in the tourists who come from Russia, Romania and Ukraine to visit Sozopol in order to see the holy remains of St. John the Baptist, representatives of the tourist business commented, "Your day" daily reported.

Bulgaria may become a leading SPA destination for German tourists
23.03.2011

Bulgaria may become a leading SPA destination for German tourists

There is a high possibility for Bulgaria to become a leading destination for SPA tourism, as it has been discussed between the Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Ivo Marinov and representatives of the General Union of the State Health Insurance Funds in Germany on the international tourist fair ITB Berlin.

Seven real- time web cameras from Borovets!
28.02.2011

Seven real- time web cameras from Borovets!

Now you can check seven real- time web-cams from Borovets!

Borosport Funpark 2011 opened
14.02.2011

Borosport Funpark 2011 opened

Great interest and enthusiasm meet the launching of Borosport Funpark 2011!

Bulgaria’s Bansko hosts European Biathlon Cup
14.02.2011

Bulgaria’s Bansko hosts European Biathlon Cup

Bulgarian winter resort Bansko hosts a round of the European biathlon Cup from February 10 to 12.

Fresh new snow in Pamporovo!
31.01.2011

Fresh new snow in Pamporovo!

The ski conditions in Pamporovo are excellent! Average snow cover: 65 cm, sunny and clear, no wind, temperature -6C!

Lots of snow and lots of fun in Borovets!
31.01.2011

Lots of snow and lots of fun in Borovets!

All lifts in Borovets are open! The snow cover is between 67cm and 110cm. Temperature at night is -13C, at day around -6C. There is no wind, the sun is shining- perfect conditions for skiing!

In 2012- European cup in Pamporovo
18.01.2011

In 2012- European cup in Pamporovo

A team of the International Ski Federation (FIS) made a visit to inspect the resort and expressed a high opinion on the conditions and confirmed the decision that Pamporovo will host a race of the European Cup for men in 2012.

Bulgaria among CNN 2011 World's Top destinations
14.01.2011

Bulgaria among CNN 2011 World's Top destinations

Where on Earth will you find yourself in 2011?
Here's wishing it's somewhere unforgettable -- and the time to plan your journey is now, as the New Year brings the customary yearning for a fresh start and the promise of new people and places.

The frontman of Uriah Heep- John Lawton, is shooting a film about Chepelare
13.01.2011

The frontman of Uriah Heep- John Lawton, is shooting a film about Chepelare

The legendary ex-frontman of Uriah Heep John Lawton will be shooting a film about Chepelare. The film will be a part of his series "John Lawton presents meetings in Bulgaria".

Free guided tours of Plovdiv
12.01.2011

Free guided tours of Plovdiv

In 2011 the Tourist information centres in Pamporovo will extend the initiative, which started in September 2010 for free guided pedestrian tours of Plovdiv.

Holiday bookings online- easy, safe and convenient
20.12.2010

Holiday bookings online- easy, safe and convenient

As the internet has become increasingly popular, many businesses have started using it as a means of selling products to the public- an example of this are the various Travel Agencies currently utilising its services so the public can book their holidays online. There are several advantages to booking a holiday online versus through a travel agents- as the former is generally far easier and more convenient than the later: though this extends not just to the customer- but is also beneficial for travel companies also.

Borovets snow report from Dec 15, 2010 (with pictures)
16.12.2010

Borovets snow report from Dec 15, 2010 (with pictures)

Borovets is getting ready for the first arrivals!
See pictures taken yesterday- the sun is shining, there is fresh new snow and the cannons are making even more snow!

Free usage of all lifts in Pamporovo on the Official opening of the new winter season
15.12.2010

Free usage of all lifts in Pamporovo on the Official opening of the new winter season

On Dec 18, 2010 will be the official opening of the new winter season in Pamporovo. On that day all lifts' usage will be free of charge.

Borovets Opens Season 2011 with a Present for All the Winter Sports Fans
14.12.2010

Borovets Opens Season 2011 with a Present for All the Winter Sports Fans

Borovets is going to open Season 2010/2011 with a snow feast on Saturday December 18, 2010. The winter sports enthusiasts will be surprised with a 50% discount on the lift passes throughout the weekend. Instead of a noisy and expensive opening, the company managing and maintaining the ski infrastructure of the resort – Borosport, gives a present to all skiers and snowboarders, giving them the opportunity to spend more active time in the mountain. Meanwhile the kids will have fun in Borokids Snow Park for free.

Bulgaria’s mountain resort Pamporovo and Greek sea resorts devise joint tourist offers
02.11.2010

Bulgaria’s mountain resort Pamporovo and Greek sea resorts devise joint tourist offers

Bulgaria’s Pamporovo mountain resort and the Greek resorts on the Aegean Sea are devising new joint offers, Pamporovo Executive Director Marian Belyachkov announced at a press conference, cited by FOCUS – Smolyan Radio.

Bulgaria ranked on a fifth place in Lonely Planet’s top ten countries for next year
02.11.2010

Bulgaria ranked on a fifth place in Lonely Planet’s top ten countries for next year

For those who looked, Bulgaria has always had its moments – in its biggest cities, on its snow-capped peaks and great-value ski fields, on its golden-sand beaches and in ancient Black Sea port towns.

Save your Bulgarian real estate property- RE-REGISTER YOUR COMPANY
15.10.2010

Save your Bulgarian real estate property- RE-REGISTER YOUR COMPANY

The bar on foreigners owning land in Bulgaria has made it common practice for property to be bought through private companies.
The Bulgarian Government has ruled that all companies set up before January 2008 must be re-registered. This is a result of Bulgaria bringing its practices regarding company records into line with European Union practice. The consequences of failure to re-register are serious, including the loss of assets.

Major European TV Channels to Air Ads for Bulgarian Tourism
03.09.2010

Major European TV Channels to Air Ads for Bulgarian Tourism

Tourism in Bulgaria will be advertised on Euronews, Eurosport, National Geographic Channel and Discovery Channel, officials announced.
The funding for the advertising amounts to BGN 7,5 M and will be provided through a project under the EU operational program “Regional Development”.

600 British property owners in Pamporovo summoned to pay two-year backlog of taxes
14.08.2010

600 British property owners in Pamporovo summoned to pay two-year backlog of taxes

About 600 British property owners have not paid their estate taxes in the Bulgarian resort Pamporovo for the past two years, Bulgarian news agency BTA said in the beggining of July, 2010.

Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast is the most popular place with UK tourists
30.07.2010

Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast is the most popular place with UK tourists

Bulgaria's stretch of the Black Sea is becoming a hot favourite among British tourists – in fact according to one poll it has become the destination of choice this summer. That is not necessarily because service is particularly spectacular, or even because of the beauty of the coastline. Rather, it would seem from the survey that cost is the crucial factor.

Spirit of Burgas
30.07.2010

Spirit of Burgas

Less than a month left until the start of the SPIRIT of Burgas 2010. The third edition of the festival, recognized by The Times as one of the 20 best festival destinations in the world will take place from 13th to 15th August on the white sands of the city's central beach.

Bulgarian Government to Demolish Hundreds of Hotels in Sunny Beach
23.07.2010

Bulgarian Government to Demolish Hundreds of Hotels in Sunny Beach

Bulgaria’s authorities are going to demolish 750 illegal buildings in the country’s largest Black Sea resort Sunny Beach, announced Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov. In his words, the buildings to be demolished are both “massive” and “temporary” or unfinished construction.

Sofia Municipality to Provide Free Tours in Bulgaria's Capital
21.07.2010

Sofia Municipality to Provide Free Tours in Bulgaria's Capital

The Sofia municipality will offer citizens and guests of the Bulgarian capital a free walking tour of the sights in the central part of the city. The route will include 10 sites, at which the guides will stop and tell their history.

Bulgaria cheaper than all other destinations
14.07.2010

Bulgaria cheaper than all other destinations

British holidaymakers would be far better off financially if they went on holiday in Bulgaria rather than Brighton - on the south coast of England - according to a survey by Tesco Travel Money.

XIII international jazz festival Bansko
09.07.2010

XIII international jazz festival Bansko

The thirteenth edition of International jazz festival will be held from 8 to 13 August, 2010 in Bansko. Jazz lovers will have the opportunity to meet with world renowned jazz artists from four continents. Residents and guests of the town will relive the magic of the music in front of open scene on the square "N. Vaptsarov"...

41-st Rally Bulgaria starts in Borovets
09.07.2010

41-st Rally Bulgaria starts in Borovets

From 9th to 11th July 2010 Borovets will become the host of Rally Bulgaria and will welcome its guests for a first time as part of the WRC event. Drivers face 14 speed tests, covering 354.10km, in a route of 1069.56km before the finish ceremony in Borovets on Sunday afternoon.

Ryanair call for boarding in Plovdiv
07.07.2010

Ryanair call for boarding in Plovdiv

To draw the interest of big-name players like Ryanair, the Cabinet halved the fees for Plovdiv Airport starting May 1, 2010 until May 1, 2012. The airport fee is thus half that charged by Sofia Airport and the passenger processing fee is three times lower.

Sofia met Sir Elton John
23.06.2010

Sofia met Sir Elton John

"Rocket Man- the Greatest Hits live" is the name of Sir Elton John's world tour, which included Bulgaria as well.
On June 13, 2010 on "Locomotion stadium" all fans of the famous star enjoyed the great show. This was Elton John's first concert in Bulgaria.
Sir ...

New Mountain Bike Park in Borovets
23.06.2010

New Mountain Bike Park in Borovets

Summer season 2010 in Borovets started with a big party on June 19. All lovers of mountain biking were greeted into the new Borovets Mountain Bike Park. Sitnyakovo express lift will serve the new park daily, except Wednesdays and Thursdays, and ...

EU Report: Bathing Water in Bulgaria 'Excellent'
15.06.2010

EU Report: Bathing Water in Bulgaria 'Excellent'

Bulgaria is one of only five countries in the EU with over 90% of beaches meeting European guide values for bathing water purity, according to a new EU report.

10% more tourists than last year are expected to visit Bulgaria
28.05.2010

10% more tourists than last year are expected to visit Bulgaria

About 10% more tourists than last year are expected to visit Bulgaria in season summer 2010. This is what Mrs Donka Sokolova- Chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Tourist Agencies, forecasted in an interview for “Darrik” radio. According to her words, ...

Varna hosts the Tall Ships Historical Seas Regatta
20.05.2010

Varna hosts the Tall Ships Historical Seas Regatta

At least 250 000 people will arrive to Varna between May 21 and 24, 2010 because of the “Tall Ships Historical Seas 2010” regatta. Between ten and fourteen of the biggest sailing ships class “A” are expected to take part in the regatta and ten more from ...

14th Sofia International Film Festival 2010 - winners
24.03.2010

14th Sofia International Film Festival 2010 - winners

THE GRAND PRIX AWARD for best film in the International Competition goes to ‘ONE WAR’ (Russia) by director VERA GLAGOLEVA. The festival presented a total of 224 films (104 features, 37 documentaries and 83 shorts) from all over the world.