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  • Bansko Fascinates World\'s Ski Elite

    Bansko Fascinates World\'s Ski Elite

    06.01.2008Gian - Franco Kasper, President of the International Ski Federation (FIS), and famous Alpine skiers Janica Kostelic and Kjetil Andre Aamodt arrived especially for the opening of the ski season in Bansko yesterday. It was...
  • Russian Skier Crushed by Snowcat in Bulgaria

    Russian Skier Crushed by Snowcat in Bulgaria

    01.01.2008A Russian skier died crushed by a snow grooming machine on New Year\'s Eve in Bulgaria\'s Bansko resort. The tragic incident happened about 6 p. m. when the runs were closed and snowcats were preparing them for the n...
  • Skiing Conditions Perfect in Bulgaria

    Skiing Conditions Perfect in Bulgaria

    30.12.2007Skiing conditions in Bulgaria\'s winter resorts are great day before New Year, the Mountain Rescue Service reports. There is a meter of snow on the slopes of Vitosha mountain near the capital Sofia, while in the reso...
  • Bulgaria-Linked Irish Property High-Flyer Gets Clients into Court Troubles

    Bulgaria-Linked Irish Property High-Flyer Gets Clients into Court Troubles

    18.12.2007A couple who were clients of Michael Lynn, a controversial Irish solicitor and property developer with huge investments in Bulgaria, are facing a legal action by a bank. Aer Corps officer John Mulkearns and his wife ...
  • Top Skiers Open Season in Bulgaria\'s Bansko

    Top Skiers Open Season in Bulgaria\'s Bansko

    16.12.2007Alpine ski top stars were guests to the official opening of the new season in Bulgaria\'s biggest winter resort Bansko on Saturday. Six - time Olympic and five - time world ski champion Janica Kostelic together with ...
  • Hotel in Bulgaria\'s Bansko Resort in Flames, Guests Evacuated

    Hotel in Bulgaria\'s Bansko Resort in Flames, Guests Evacuated

    08.12.2007A huge fire broke out at a five - floor hotel at the Bulgarian resort of Bansko on Saturday, forcing all the guests to flee. According to unconfirmed reports the hotel is called \"Iceberg\". It was not immediate ...
  • Bulgaria Named Fastest Riser on World\'s Property Market

    Bulgaria Named Fastest Riser on World\'s Property Market

    08.12.2007Property prices in Bulgaria rose faster than anywhere else in the world in 2007, according to a survey by a leading British estate agency. The European Union\'s newest member topped the latest Knight Frank Global Pri...
  • Bulgaria Named Fastest Riser on World\'s Property Market

    Bulgaria Named Fastest Riser on World\'s Property Market

    08.12.2007Property prices in Bulgaria rose faster than anywhere else in the world in 2007, according to a survey by a leading British estate agency. The European Union\'s newest member topped the latest Knight Frank Global Pri...
  • Drunk Irishman Breaks into Furniture Shop in Bulgaria to Take Nap on Sofa

    Drunk Irishman Breaks into Furniture Shop in Bulgaria to Take Nap on Sofa

    03.12.2007An Irishman has broken into a furniture shop in Bulgaria\'s resort of Bansko on Sunday night just to have a nap on a sofa inside, Interior Ministry officials reported. The violator has been found by the store\'s owne...
  • Bulgaria\'s Bansko Comes under Fire over \

    Bulgaria\'s Bansko Comes under Fire over \"Illegal\" Skiruns

    17.11.2007As the famous Bansko resort is waiting its first holiday - makers, environmentalists warned the ski runs on its second - highest slope are illegal. \"The newly constructed ski runs, road and lift in the area of Chali...
  • New ski and golf center will be built in Razlog

    New ski and golf center will be built in Razlog

    20.10.2007Balkanstroy, the local construction company, will build a ski and golf complex near Razlog, South - western Bulgaria, said the InvestBulgaria Agency which is due to issue a First Class Investor certificate to the project...
  • Bansko Expects a Million Tourists over This Season

    Bansko Expects a Million Tourists over This Season

    02.10.2007 \"It is highly probable that as many as one million tourists will visit Bansko this winter, \" tour - operators forecast. There are 15 000 hotel beds in the resort now, and there will be twice as many as soon as hotels ...
  • Over 4 Million Invested in Bansko Ski Runs

    Over 4 Million Invested in Bansko Ski Runs

    16.08.2007 Four million levs (1 euro = 1. 95 levs) will be invested in the ski - runs of Bansko, Bulgaria\'s largest winter resort. This is by a million more than the money for land reclamation spent in 2006. Concessionaires from ...
  • Thousands Escape from Heat in the Mountains

    Thousands Escape from Heat in the Mountains

    16.08.2007The heat has turned into a gold mine for mountain resorts like Bansko, Devin and Belogradchik that are expected to burst with tourists in the weekend when thousands will evacuate from the inferno in the cities. Almost al...
  • Bansko Closes Ski Season with a Barbeque

    Bansko Closes Ski Season with a Barbeque

    25.04.2007Bansko ski resort closed the season with a spectacular barbeque party. The municipality in Bansko was the organizer of the event. There was plenty of high quality alcohol and folk music. The event did not pass without a ...
  • Bansko Ski Resort Cuts Ski Prices by Half

    Bansko Ski Resort Cuts Ski Prices by Half

    26.03.2007Ski passes in Bansko ski resort will cost up to 50% less as of April 1, told Standart marketing director of the resort\'s ski zone, Ivan Obreikov. The ski pass will cost 35 levs (1 euro = 1, 95 levs), instead of 50 levs ...
  • Greek Tourists Spend 4 Mio. Euro in Bulgaria

    Greek Tourists Spend 4 Mio. Euro in Bulgaria

    26.03.2007Greeks will spend around four million euro in Bulgaria during the Easter Holidays. Our neighbors have already booked out most of the hotels in the Bulgarian towns of Sandanski, Petrich, Melnik and Bansko. We expect t...
  • Thirty-Three Millionaires Vacation in Bulgaria

    Thirty-Three Millionaires Vacation in Bulgaria

    11.03.2007Thirty - three rich Spanish businessmen arrived in the Bulgarian ski resort of Bansko. Despite being owners or managers of ski resorts they have chosen to spend their vacation in Bulgaria. The millionaires came to Bulgar...
  • Spanish Millionaires Fall in Love with Bansko

    Spanish Millionaires Fall in Love with Bansko

    11.03.2007 We spent one day in paradise, said the 23 Spanish millionaires that were honorary guests of the Bulgarian winter ski resort of Bansko yesterday. They reluctantly packed their suitcases and got ready to leave after party...
  • Hotel Kempinski in Bansko in World\'s Top 500

    Hotel Kempinski in Bansko in World\'s Top 500

    24.02.2007Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena in Bansko is the first Bulgarian tourist site that was entered into the the list of world\'s top 500 of the swankiest hotels in the world. The Bulgarian hotel was included in the chart after a...