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May 20, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s coastal bathing waters remain up to the European Union’s mandatory standards, with nearly three-quarters of the country’s beaches meeting the higher “guide values”, according to the latest European Environment […]

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Istanbul’s new airport to boost air traffic over Bulgaria – minister

April 21, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Air traffic over Bulgaria is expected to increase by 50 per cent once the new international airport in Istanbul becomes operational, Bulgaria’s Tran ...

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Bulgaria to cut passenger ship fees to boost cruise tourism

April 15, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s Transport Ministry has proposed that the cabinet agree to cut the tonnage tax for passenger ships in a move to boost cruise tourism. The ...

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Exhibition ‘The Saga of the Thracian Kings – Archaeological Discoveries in Bulgaria’ to open at the Louvre

April 14, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

An exhibition entitled “The Saga of the Thracian Kings – Archaeological Discoveries in Bulgaria” will be held at The Louvre in Paris ...


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    2014 is record year for cruise ships visiting Bulgaria
    September 27, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The year 2014 has been a record year for cruise ships visiting Bulgaria, with the Black Sea port of Varna seeing 40 passenger vessels with more than 25 000 tourists […]

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    Ryanair in talks to take over Cyprus airways
    August 24, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Low-cost airline Ryanair holds talks with the Cyprus government about a possible takeover struggling financially Cyprus Airways, which is under scrutiny by the European Commission. It was announced on August […]

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    Greece expecting 19 million tourists this year
    August 13, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The association of Greek tourism enterprises SETE reiterated its confidence that the target of 19 million tourist arrivals set for 2014 will be met. According to SETE’s data on international […]