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Bulgaria Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Bulgaria is a Balkan nation with diverse terrain encompassing Black Sea coastline, a mountainous interior and rivers, including the Danube. A cultural melting pot with Greek, Slavic, Ottoman, and Persian influences, it has a rich heritage of traditional dance, music, costumes, and crafts. At the foot of domed Vitosha mountain is its capital city, Sofia, dating to the 5th century B.C.

Passenger train with 105 on board collides with car, derails in Bulgaria

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 28, 2020 23:15

According to Bulgarian free-to-air television network Nova Television, a passenger train, en route from Varna to the country’s capital Sofia, collided with a car and derailed today near the village of ... Read More

Bulgaria’s capital goes on lockdown amid COVID-19 spike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2020 17:07

Bulgaria's Health Minister Kiril Ananiev announced that all travel to and from Sofia will be banned until further notice, after a surge in COVID-19 virus infections in the capital city. ... Read More

International hotel group Maritim opens two new properties in Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 9, 2020 22:01

International hotel group Maritim Hotels has opened new properties in Europe - Maritim Hotel Paradise Blue Albena in Bulgaria has a firm focus on sustainability with its own biofuel facility ... Read More

UNIGLOBE expands in Europe with the addition of Corporate Travel Bulgaria

editor editor- September 4, 2019 20:57

UNIGLOBE Corporate Travel Bulgaria is the newest member of the UNIGLOBE Travel Global Partner network in Europe. UNIGLOBE Corporate Travel Bulgaria, based in Sofia, is a fast-growing travel management company ... Read More

Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt responsible for Tourism Crisis in Bulgaria?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2019 07:10

We forecast a slight decrease in tourist arrivals in the summer season of 3% to 6% for the whole country and between 5 and 8% for the Black Sea coast, ... Read More

Tourism Minister: Bulgaria’s Black Sea resorts will see drop in visitor numbers in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 5, 2019 19:30

Bulgaria's Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova today said that Bulgarian Black Sea resorts' 2019 summer season visitor numbers expected to drop five to eight percent compared to last year. Angelkova, who ... Read More

RIU Palace Sunny Beach opened in Bulgaria after deadly safety issues at RIU Hotels in the Caribbean

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 21, 2019 08:11

RIU Hotels & Resorts has opened  Riu Palace Sunny Beach in Bulgaria a new adults-only resort with all-inclusive service. Located in the Sunny Beach area, it is the chain’s third ... Read More

Why Bulgaria Tourism Minister is hosting Investing in Tourism Conference

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 13, 2019 08:46

The Minister of Tourism of Bulgaria, the Hon. Mrs. Nikolina Angelkova is getting ready to host  Investing in Tourism  on May 30-31 in her country. The minister outlines her vision to attract ... Read More

RIU Hotels & Resorts opens new hotel in Bulgaria

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 02:09

RIU Hotels & Resorts has opened a new hotel in Bulgaria, the Riu Astoria, a brand new 4-star all-inclusive property that will surprise guests with its modern construction and services. ... Read More

Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference: Dr. Taleb Rifai Chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 6, 2019 05:34

The inaugural Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference will open in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria Ma 30-31. It will focus on investment in tourism in Bulgaria and Southeast Europe. The Tourism Sustainability Conference will ... Read More

Tourist flow between Azerbaijan and Bulgaria significantly increased

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 4, 2019 04:08

Azerbaijan and Bulgaria are eager to expand cooperation in all fields including tourism, Nikolay Yankov, Bulgarian Ambassador to Azerbaijan told Trend Publication in a recent interview. The ambassador said that ... Read More

New passenger record achieved at FRA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 14, 2019 08:13

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served more than 69.5 million passengers in 2018, thus posting a new record high in the airport's history. Compared to 2017, traffic at Germany's largest airport grew ... Read More

Bulgarian travel visa center opened in Moscow

editor editor- July 21, 2018 21:02

To satisfy the stream of Russian tourists wanting to visit Bulgaria, today in Moscow, the first Bulgarian travel visa center opened. Read More

A Tourism Success story for Bulgaria: FRAPORT’s CEO revealed to eTN the secret

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 25, 2018 09:30

Tourism to Bulgaria is big and the reason Burgas and Varna airport. The secret is FRAPORT. Ulrich Heppe is the Chief Executive Officer of FRAPORT Twin Star Airport Management in ... Read More

BULATSA and IATA to develop an airspace strategy for Bulgaria

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 27, 2018 17:17

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and BULATSA, the Bulgarian Air Navigation Service Provider, have agreed to develop and implement a Bulgarian National Airspace Strategy. BULATSA and IATA will strengthen ... Read More

Lufthansa Tel Aviv-Munich flight makes emergency landing in Bulgaria

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2017 00:52

Passengers were evacuated after emergency landing and technicians began examining the Airbus jet. Read More

Canada lifts visa requirements on Romania and Bulgaria

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 2, 2017 16:15

The decision to lift the visa requirements is a culmination of high-level engagement with Romania and Bulgaria on visa issues that began in 2014 Read More

The Balkans targets growing Indian outbound market

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- August 16, 2017 20:06

The Balkans is the latest European region to target the growing Indian outbound market. Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia, each with their own unique attractions, have mounted a campaign in India ... Read More

It’s a boy! Born on Lufthansa flight 543 from Bogota to Frankfurt

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 28, 2017 10:57

A 38 year-old woman from Bulgaria gave birth on Wednesday to a baby boy on a Lufthansa flight over the Atlantic  Lufthansa flight LH543 from Bogota to Frankfurt certainly didn't ... Read More

Required: Health insurance for visitors to the European Union

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 25, 2017 04:48

Are you a citizen of a country that the EU is requiring to have a visa for entry? Visas are required for such citizens also if they reside in countries like ... Read More