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2008/03/07

The General Assembly of the Sommeliers in Sofia

The General Assembly of the Sommeliers will be held from May 15 to May 20 in Sofia. Experts in the branch will vie in the World Sommelier's Competition. For the first time the prestigious contest will take place outside France. Bulgaria has won a 4-year-long competition for host of the event. The forum is held under the patronage of Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov.
Bulgaria will be represented by Lyubomir Stoyanov.
"The forum and the contest give Bulgaria the unique chance to promote...

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2008/03/04

Sofia Gets Double-Decker Sightseeing Buses This Spring

Starting in May, visitors of Bulgaria's capital will no longer have to depend on their own research, as they will be able to tour the city on special buses complete with a guide.

The red, double-decker buses with an open-air second level are already common in many cities around the world. Complete with a guide, they provide tourists with a quick and easy way to see and photograph a city's most popular sites and streets. During the summer months, these buses crisscross New York, Madrid and...

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2008/02/25

Sofia - Most Favorable European City for Business Tourism

Bulgaria's capital is the most favorable European city for business tourism.
A traveling businessman spends in Sofia round 184 EUR per day.
It's almost cheap for the business tourist also in Budapest (259 EUR) and Warsaw (270 EUR).
The data comes from Milan's Chamber of Commerce, using statistics of Economist Intelligence Unit for 2006.

According to the research Milan is also not so expensive for the businessmen. In the city one person spends round 416 EUR per day.
In Frankfurt this sum...

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2008/02/22

Hundreds of Bulgarian, Foreign Companies Join Spa Expo in Sofia

More than 320 companies from 20 countries are to present their products at the international spa expo that has been opened Thursday in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia.

"Bulgaria could delight each and every tourist, who decides to visit it," the State Tourism Agency Chairwoman Aneliya Krushkova said at the opening ceremony.

She approached the professionals from the tourism business, recommending they should aim at making the country more desired place for spending one's...

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2008/02/21

International Market 'Vacation & SPA Expo 2008' Opened

Chairman of State Agency of Tourism (SAT) Anelia Krushkova will open today the international tourism market ‘Vacation & SPA Expo 2008' in the National Palace of Culture (NDK).
This is the 25th, jubilee edition of the expo.

Tourist agencies and hotels, and more than 20 municipal and regional associations are expected to present to the visitors of expo.

Later SAT will host tourism administrations from whole Southern - Eastern Europe, which gather under Bulgarian representation to discuss...

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2008/02/21

Double-decker sightseeing tours hit Sofia streets in May

City Sightseeing Bulgaria plans to become the first company to offer bus tours in Sofia downtown, company official Branislava Nedyalkova told Dnevnik daily.

The firm would present detailed plans on February 22 2008, at the Holiday&Spa expo at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in Sofia.

Although it is yet to make a final decision on the routes that would be used for the tours and the locations for photo stops, but it hopes to launch the service in May, Nedyalkova said.

At the start,...

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2008/02/20

Unique Roman Amphitheatre Slumbers Beneath Sofia Downtown

Some archaeologists say that Bulgaria may be called Rome of the Balkans, The Standart shares.
Serdica - an ancient names of Sofia, was a military, economic and culture centre in the Roman Empire.

And while local culture tourism is redirected to Perperikon and other spots dispersed all over this country, a mystic town slumbers beneath Sofia downtown, told from Standart.

The excavations under the medieval St. Sofia church started in the 1940s.

There is a huge Roman necropolis under...

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2008/02/18

Sofia Jazz Peak Fest Starts

Sofia Jazz Peak international jazz festival starts next week, on February 22 in Bulgaria's capital.
World famous jazz virtuosi will perform on the fest that will continue next three months.

The spring edition of the amazing jazz event will be officially opened by the Germans from BuJazzO.

On April 11 the young and highly talented Eliane Elias will fascinate the public in Hall 1 in National Palace of Culture (NDK).

The festival will be closed on June 4 by the American legends from...

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2008/02/14

Eastern Europe's First Open-Air Snowboard Park Appears in Sofia Downtown

The construction sites of Eastern Europe's first solid open-air snowboard park are taking place in the moment in Bulgaria's capital downtown, whiteroom.info reported.
The park, which is a real dream come true especially with its location, will be situated next to Ariana lake's biggest skate rink on the Balkans.

Not many world capitals may make a boast of such park.

Behind the design and the execution of the project are standing the riders and shapers from Flip Mode squad, so the result...

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2008/02/14

Goran Bregovic brings orchestra to Sofia club in February

World famous Sarajevo-born musician and composer Goran Bregovic will bring his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra to stage a two-hour concert in Sofia’s Nai Club on February 27 2008.

It would be Bregovic’s first concert in a club in Bulgaria, avtora.com said. He has already staged four spectacular concerts in the country, the last one in 2003.

Bregovic biggest inspiration is Balkan music. In his own words, he mixes the sound of gypsy brass bands, traditional Bulgarian polyphonies, electric...

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