For the start of the winter season, the Ministry of Tourism launched a special module on its website providing information on the condition of the ski runs

17 December 2016

Now every winter sports lover may easily get informed about the opportunities for practicing them on the territory of the country from the interactive module on the internet site of the Ministry of Tourism. This was announced by the Minister of Tourism at the opening of the winter season in  Borovets resort. The event was attended by the Minister of Youth and Sport Krasen Kralev, the governor of Sofia region Rositsa Ivanova, the mayor of Samokov Vladimir Georgiev etc.

The module includes the ski runs of three of the largest ski resorts - Pamporovo, Bansko and Borovets. They are displayed on real maps with the option for several types of display. The module contains information only about the runs, which have already been categorized by the commission in accordance with the rules of the newly adopted Ordinance on the Safety and Information Security of the Ski Runs in the Republic of Bulgaria. They are displayed as green, blue, red and black ski runs depending on the degree of complexity. Each of the ski runs has been checked by the experts of the ministry and foreign specialists, attracted especially for this purpose.

For the convenience of the tourists, links have been provided to the official internet pages of each resort with quick buttons to cameras showing the situation in the most visited resorts in real time. “The module is still in process of development and information about smaller resorts will be added”, said Minister Angelkova. In her words, the site will also have an English version for the foreign tourists.

“The year 2016 is special for all of us, because the oldest mountain resort not only in Bulgaria, but on the Balkans – Borovets, celebrates 120 years from its creation”, said Minister Angelkova. She announced that for the first ten months of the year, over 120 thousand tourists have chosen the resort for their holiday and vacation. The revenue from the overnights exceed 13.7 million BGN. “I am convinced that these indicators will be overpassed in the new winter season”, emphasized Nikolina Angelkova and added that a growth from a number of markets is expected in the resort. The bookings for the Christmas holidays in the resort are by nearly 36% higher compared to the same period of the preceding year, and for New Year’s Eve they are at the same level, but there is an increased interest due to the opening of the ski area earlier this year and the favourable snow conditions, it became clear during the event.

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