Ministry of Tourism

Beach Safety Crisis: 100 Bulgarian Beaches Unprotected This Summer!

This summer, nearly one hundred of Bulgaria's sea beaches will be left without lifeguards, posing potential risks to beachgoers. The total count of unguarded beaches stands at 99 across the country, encompassing popular destinations like Irakli, Koral, and Byala-Karadere, known for their nature-based tourism appeal.

Experimental school for training in tourism

The Joint Ministerial Decision to transform the School of Higher Tourism Education (SAEK) of Macedonia into the first nationwide Experimental School of Higher Vocational Training in Tourism under the supervision of the Ministry of Tourism was signed by Deputy Minister of Tourism Elena Rapti in collaboration with Deputy Minister of Education, Religious Affairs and Sports Ioanna Lytrivi.

Winter Tourism: 1.8 Million Visit Bulgaria

Bulgaria has witnessed a bustling winter tourism season, with a total of 1.8 million tourists gracing its picturesque landscapes from December 1 to March 25. Data from the Ministry of Tourism reveals notable increases in visitor numbers, with Turkish tourists leading the surge, marking a remarkable 29.1% rise compared to the previous year.

Greek tourism minister to visit Japan in September

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni received the new ambassador of Japan, Koichi Ito, on Thursday.

During the meeting, they discussed the promotion of bilateral tourism cooperation, as well as the events in the field of tourism, planned on both sides, within the framework of Greece-Japan Year of Culture and Tourism 2024.

Last two floors of Athens hotel have been sealed

The last two floors and the rooftop bar of the Coco-Mat hotel in the Makrigianni area of central Athens that had been declared illegal for exceeding the height of 24 meters were sealed last week by the Ministry of Tourism, after the Court of Appeal rejected the suspension request submitted by the owner company. 

In Cyprus 2% of houses are on Airbnb

A staggering 2% of homes in Cyprus are being utilized as accommodations listed on Airbnb, highlighting concerns about housing availability and regulatory oversight.

The data, focused solely on Airbnb listings, signifies a larger trend of properties being transformed into investment assets rather than meeting housing needs.

Kefalogianni unveils sustainable initiatives

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni showcased Greece's and the Ministry of Tourism's initiatives to advance the agenda of sustainable tourism development during an informal gathering of EU tourism ministers in Belgium on Tuesday. The central focus of the discussion revolved around ensuring the resilience of the tourism ecosystem.

Bulgaria: 5% Increase In Tourists Since The Beginning Of The Winter Season

For the first two months of the winter season, the tourism sector in Bulgaria reports a growth of over 5% compared to the same period last year. There is a significant increase in visits from Italy, while tourists from Israel are about 70% fewer. Bulgarian tourists have increased by 8% during the same period.