Tourism Boards Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:31:04 +0000 en-gb Tourist Organization of Belgrade launches new tour for visitors Tourist Organization of Belgrade launches new tour for visitors

Tourist Organization of Belgrade has launched 'Belgrade, your host' a brand new tour for tourists that combines two different programmes: panoramic sightseeing and river cruising.

The tour begins at 19:00 at the Nikola Pasic Square and first takes visitors on an open bus tour around the city centre. After the panoramic sightseeing with an audio guide, the bus stops by the hotel Yugoslavia in Zemun, where passengers take a cruise on the boat Trajan. This starts at 20.30 and includes night cruising along the Danube and Sava rivers and a tourist guide. After the cruising, the tourist bus will take visitors back to the Nikola Pasic Square by 22:00.

'Belgrade, your host' is available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets are available at the Tourist Info centre in Knez Mihailova 5, at BS Tours Agency and in the bus before the tour. Passengers that are not able to attend the cruise in the evening, can use their tickets at another available date, with prior reservation.

]]> (Nataly Hami) Tourism Boards Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:40:42 +0000
Visit Greece unveils Aristotle's Lyceum Visit Greece unveils Aristotle's Lyceum

Visit Greece recently unveiled a brand new tourist attraction in the heart of Athens, Aristotle's Lyceum, one of the oldest gymnasia in ancient Athens.

Offering an ideal setting for a stroll or relaxation, visitors can enjoy 11,500m² of peaceful surroundings housing fragrant plants such as rosemary, lavender, oregano, thyme, olive trees and pomegranate trees.

Aristotle's Lyceum features signs posted along remaining parts of the gymnasium's palaestra dated to the Roman times; two hypocaust chambers [ancient heating system]; a shaft and a well; the baths; the Ephebeum - Teaching Room; the Conisterium – where athletes powdered their bodies with dust or sand; the Elaeothesium – where athletes anointed their bodies with oil; and the Library.

Various benches are placed around the grounds allowing guests to sit back and relax. Visitors can also see the 130-seat belvedere where the terrain's grade offers a fine panoramic view.

The Lyceum of Aristotle will be open daily from 08:00 until 20:00 and is free of charge.

]]> (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Tourism Boards Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:32:41 +0000
Stambolovo, Bulgaria, to open new Tourist Information Centre Stambolovo, Bulgaria, to open new Tourist Information Centre

Following an extensive two-year project, 'Tourinnovation,' the village of Stambolovo, Bulgaria is gearing up to welcome a brand new Tourist Information Centre (TIC) at the end of July.

The construction of the building is complete and TIC Stambolovo has been furnished with up-to-date equipment.

Several thematic exhibitions will inform visitors of interesting facts and events taking place. 'Tourist Attractions and Landmarks' is to display the cultural and environmental sites, local festivals, customs and traditions; 'Along the Ecological Trails in the Eastern Rhodopes' will highlight the biodiversity of the Eastern Rhodopes; 'The Magic of the Stone' will showcase the area's minerals and semi-precious stones; and 'Cultural Traditions and Customs in the Villages in the Municipality of Stambolovo' will exhibit regional artefacts and costumes.

The brand new centre will additionally offer vital information concerning the destination, including routes, local sites and attractions. It will additionally grant tourists the opportunity to book room nights.

These services will also be available online and at two centres located within the municipality. All three centres are electronically linked together and are equipped with kiosks, where the visitors can browse for information.

]]> (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Tourism Boards Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:10:48 +0000
Belgrade's Royal Palace officially opens for 2014 tourism season Belgrade's Royal Palace officially opens for 2014 tourism season

Tourist Organization of Belgrade announced the official opening of the Royal Palace, following the first organised tour specifically for media representatives.

Visitors to the Royal Palace can enjoy a two-hour walk through the Royal Compound with professional tour guides who will outline the history, art and culture of the tourist attraction. The tour is to comprise of visits to the Royal and White Palaces and the Royal Chapel.

From April up until October 26, 2014, regular tours are to be organised every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 and 14:30, for groups of up to 50 people. The entry ticket includes a round trip transfer by tourist bus starting from Nikola Pasic Square in Belgrade.

The Royal Palace, designed by architects Zivojin Nikolic and Nikolay Krassnoff of the Royal Academy, was built between 1924 and 1929 with the private funds of HM King Alexander I (the grandfather of HRH Crown Prince Alexander).

]]> (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Tourism Boards Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:44:36 +0000
Montenegro welcomes Turkish tour operators Montenegro welcomes Turkish tour operators

Montenegro recently hosted a group of Turkish tour operators, hailing from Izmir, Ankara, Gaziantep and Istanbul, in a bid to strengthen bonds between the two countries.

During their visit, organised by the National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro, the agents visited Cetinje as well as several hotels in Budva, Porto Montenegro in Tivat and Perast, Kotor.

Also on the agenda were visits to Podgorica, Kolasim and Bar, as well as national parks, Biogradska Gora and Skadar Lake.

In addition, a workshop was organised, allowing for Montenegrin agencies to establish cooperation with the Turkish tour operators.

]]> (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Tourism Boards Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:00:37 +0000
Serbia prepares to charm Russian travellers Serbia

National Tourism Organisation (NTO) of Serbia has announced that it is to take part in the upcoming MITT 2014 travel trade show, which is taking place in Moscow from March 19-22.

The exhibitor stand of NTO of Serbia is set to spread across 104,5m², and will be located in Pavillion 2, Hall 2 of the Expocentre.

At the event, NTO of Serbia will be joined by local and regional tourism organisations of Vojvodina, Zlatibor and Niš, as well as a number of travel agencies including Bon Voyage, Luna Travel, Omnitours, 7-TUR, R-Tours, Magelan and others.

The stand will also house representatives of the PremierAqua hotel, as well as Junaković, Prolom Banja, Lukovska Banja and Atomska Banja spa hubs.

Special emphasis in promotional efforts will be laced on the Life Style Serbia campaign aimed at young travellers, as well as aspects of the country's tourism offerings that appeal to Russian travellers – city breaks, spa offerings, music events, culture, nature and gastronomy.

March 18 saw a press conference for around 40 Russian journalists and travel agents, after which the NTO of Serbia team hosted a traditional Serbian lunch, while March 19 is set to see a dedicated workshop.

]]> (Ana Mladenovic) Tourism Boards Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000
Indonesia looks to strengthen ties with Belgrade Indonesia looks to strengthen ties with Belgrade

Ambassador of Indonesia, Samuel Samson, recently visited the Tourist Organisation of Belgrade to discuss the prospects of bilateral tourism cooperation.

The aim of the cooperation will be to promote Indonesia – the International Fair of Tourism in Belgrade's partner country – as a tourism destination in Belgrade, while simultaneously promoting Belgrade as a tourism destination in Indonesia.

Samson pointed out that this year is 60th anniversary of the start of cooperation between the two countries.

The next step of cooperation will soon be established and will comprise of promoting the activities available in the Asia Pacific region.

During the International fair of tourism in Belgrade, which is taking place from February 27 to March 2, 2014, the Tourist Organisation of Belgrade is expected to organise a programme of city sightseeing for delegations consisting of more than 100 business representatives from Indonesia, who will consider future possibilities for the development of tourism.

]]> (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Tourism Boards Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:43:51 +0000
Bulgarian fortress undergoes revamp project to attract tourists Bulgarian fortress undergoes revamp project to attract tourists

Bulgaria's Samiul's Fortress, located near the town of Petrich, is undergoing a project to shape it into a unique tourist attraction.

As one of the 100 national tourist sites in Bulgaria, the restoration project, entitled '1,000 Years from the battle led by Samuil', is being implemented by the Petrich Municipality and is worth a total of €970,000.

Commenting on the initiative was mayor, Petrich Municipality, Velyo Iliev, who stated: "We hope that the official opening of Samuil's fortress for visitors will be in April. This is the place of one of the most dramatic events in our national history. Every Bulgarian who will visit the fortress will feel proud of the glorious past of his/her country, mirrored in the realised project."

The fortress, which currently attracts locals, Greek and Macedonian tourists, welcomed more than 17,000 visitors in 2013.

Director, History Museum in Petrich, Sotir Ivanov declared: "They show great interest in history and the activities of Samuil. People come even from Varna and Bourgas. And as for the Greeks and Macedonians, this is a prime destination, as it is along their way.

"Since the beginning of 2014 the inflow has become even greater due to the celebrations in connection with the 1,000-year anniversary of the battle between the armies of Samuil and Basil II. This round anniversary will be marked by a number of events," he added.

]]> (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Tourism Boards Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:21:50 +0000
Zagreb Tourist Board announces successful 2013 Zagreb Tourist Board announces successful 2013

The Zagreb Tourist Board recently revealed that in 2013 Zagreb, Croatia, welcomed a 15 per cent increase in arrivals and a 12 per cent increase in overnight stays.

The Croatian capital was visited by almost 810,000 tourists last year, accounting for a total of 1.4 million overnight stays with 650,000 of those recorded to be foreign visitors, who accounted for 1.1 million overnight stays. This is a 17 per cent increase on 2012 statistics.

The German market accounted for the highest arrival numbers, followed closely by Italian tourists, the US, Great Britain and Japan.

Adding to this, German tourists also took the lead in the number of overnight stays, followed by visitors from the US, Italy, Great Britain and France.

According to Zagreb Tourist Board, 2013 proved to be more successful than 2008 – the most successful year for Croatian tourism. The tourist board further announced that tourism figures achieved by Zagreb in 2013 surpassed the goals set by an independent consulting agency for 2015.

]]> (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Tourism Boards Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:05:29 +0000
NTO Montenegro to focus on winter tourism products NTO Montenegro to focus on winter tourism products

The National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro (NTO Montenegro) is continuing its winter campaign to promote the country's winter tourism product and recently organised the first free ski station wagon to Kolasin 1450.

Montenegrin ski centres, Kolasin 1450 and Javarobaca have now opened and are attracting winter sports fans.

On a visit to Kolasin 1450 and Savin Kuk – a ski centre which has yet to open – director, NTO Montenegro, Sasa Radovic met with management of the centres and discussed future plans for cooperation and promotion.

NTO Montenegro has an array of promotional activities in the pipeline to market the region and promote the rich offerings of Montenegrin ski centres.

]]> (Tatiana Tsierkezou) Tourism Boards Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:02:22 +0000