Bulgaria‘s three large winter sports resorts, Bansko, Pamporovo and Borovets, have a large number of visitors in the week between Christmas and New Year.
Speaking of Bansko, banskoblog.com Lance Nelson told The Sofia Globe: “It is really busy, with a lot of last minute bookings”.
Lance’s vlog on the conditions in Bansko today, along with some practical tips on this year’s winter tourism season:
Bulgarian National Television (BNT) announced on December 27 that tourist reservations in Bansko were twice as high as they were last season, when the resort – like everyone else – was hit hard by a drop in tourist numbers due to the Covid-19 pandemic was.
Most of the foreign tourists to Bansko were from Greece, Russia and Israel, the report said.
BNT said the skiing and snowboarding conditions in Bansko were excellent, and the concession holder said there had not been as much snow at the resort in December for the past 19 years.
All facilities at the resort operated in strict compliance with anti-epidemic measures, the report said.
Local media reported that the season in Pamporovo had started well with a visitor increase of around 50 percent compared to last winter.
Foreign tourists were expected to make up about 30 percent of the turnout in Pamporovo.
The resort reported good snow conditions with snow cover of more than one meter in places.
According to reports, the occupancy rate for hotels in Pamporovo was 85 to 100 percent.
For more details on weather conditions and other useful information, please visit Pamporovo’s official website.
In a December 27 report, bTV said tourist participation was high in Borovets, with English and Serbian spoken at the resort.
Information on current conditions in Borovets, including open ski slopes and lifts, can be found at the resorts official website.
(Photo: Lance Nelson of banskoblog.com)
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