The summer season 2016 was opened in St. St. Konstantin and Elena resort complex

20 May 2016

The advisor of the minister of tourism Zhivko Tabakov together with the regional governor of Varna Stoyan Pasev and the deputy mayor of Varna municipality Kosta Bazitov gave an official start of the season in St. St. Konstantin and Elena resort complex. Among the official guests were also Blagoy Ragin, chairperson of the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association, and Prof., PhD., D. Sc. Anna Nedyalkova, president of Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar”. The event was part of the celebrations on the occasion of the holiday of the oldest Black Sea resort, which will run for three consecutive days.

In the period June-September 2015, according to NSI data, about 73 thousand tourists stayed in the complex, and the growth in overnights of Bulgarians is 8%. The total figure of realized overnights exceeds 471 thousand and revenues from them exceed 22.6 million BGN, Zhivko Tabakov said during the ceremony. He added that he hoped the results from the operation of the complex to be even higher in the new season and in order for this to happen everybody should use their best efforts. "This is the only way to guarantee the quality of the tourist product and meet the expectations of the thousands of tourists who will visit Bulgaria in the next months", Zhivko Tabakov pointed out.

On her part the executive director of St. St. Konstantin and Elena resort complex Elena Koseva thanked all partners participating in the creation of the quality tourist product and expressed her best wishes for a successful season.

In the framework of the opening an exhibition of sketches of a workshop “St. St. Konstantin and Elena – history, development, architecture” was held. A special programme will mark 21 May – the day of the Equals to the Apostles Konstantin and Elena and the holiday of the resort complex named after them. The celebrations will start with a liturgy in the St. St. Konstantin and Elena monastery, a procession with the miracle icon of the Equals to the Apostles and a qurban dedication. The programme will continue with a concert of the brass orchestra of the Bulgarian Navy with conductor captain III rank Miroslav Todorov, of Academic Dance Theatre at Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar” and with Bulgarian folk dances and many other children and adolescent musical and dance groups.

Part of the celebration programme on 21 May is the workshop of students in fashion at VFU with the subject  “My small colour dress”, held in the framework of the May Festival of Flowers. The students will provoke both themselves and the visitors of the resort and together with them will design a classical small colour dress using fabrics in the summer colours.  On 22 May a children’s holiday will be held with a music and artistic programme and the traditional contest for painting on the asphalt. The subject is in line with the overall campaign of events in May: “Getting in touch with nature and arts”.


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