Podcast in English
Text size
Bulgarian National Radio © 2023 All Rights Reserved

Velingrad enjoys great interest among tourists in the midst of unusually warm winter

Photo: library

Hoteliers in the region of Velingrad report the strongest winter season in four years, due to the lifting of anti-epidemic restrictions and the warm winter. Currently, the number of tourists in the town is equal to that before the pandemic, Zlatko Zlatanov, Chairman of the Association of Hoteliers and Restaurateurs in Velingrad said in an interview with BNR-Plovdiv.

According to him, when there is snow, tourists prefer the ski resorts of Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo, but when the weather is warmer, many people visit Velingrad to enjoy the mineral water springs and pools.

About 80 percent of the hotel beds in the town, also known as the spa capital of the Balkans, are occupied even after the Christmas and New Year holidays, Zlatanov says. He added that in addition to tourists, many foreign owners of apartments visit the town - mostly citizens from neighboring Greece and Turkey. The chairman of the local association of hoteliers and restaurateurs said that no new price rise is expected in the resort town in the near future.

Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

"Guardian" recommends Bulgaria's northern Black Sea coast for off-peak season travel

Looking for an affordable beach holiday? Head to Eastern Europe and the Balkan countries of Croatia, Bulgaria, Albania and Montenegro which have warm sunshine and great places in the shoulder season of June and September, Guardian writes. The..

published on 2/26/23 9:41 AM

Small group tours, higher prices and boutique experience - a rising trend in Bulgarian wine tourism

Gastronomy and wine tourism is gaining popularity around the world, including in Bulgaria. According to the World Tourism Organization, such tours are becoming a key factor for attracting tourists from Europe, Asia and the USA to fully explore a given..

published on 2/22/23 5:40 PM

In the footsteps of the Apostle - five tourist spots linked to his life and work

The Apostle of Freedom, Vasil Levski, is the most indisputable and inspiring person for Bulgarians. The 150 th anniversary of his tragic death is an occasion to pay tribute to this bright Bulgarian icon by visiting some of the most..

published on 2/20/23 10:25 AM