Bulgarian hook to Turkish skier: Bulgaria has brought multiple visa facilities during the winter season to attract more Turkish tourists to the ski resorts. In the 2014-2015 ski season with the effect of multiple visas, Bulgaria aims to increase the number of Turkish tourists by 10.
Bulgaria, which has the cheapest ski resorts in Europe, has set its sights on Turkish tourists to increase winter tourism. Bulgaria Tourism Ministry, the Bulgarian Interior Ministry with the results of interviews with Bulgarian embassies and consulates in Turkey for the winter season, took the decision to ease visa from Turkish citizens.
According to the statement made by the Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova to future tourists during the winter season, double or multiple entries can be made from Turkey, covering season, it announced the three-month visa will be issued. In addition, the Bulgarian government ordered the consulates to give priority to Turkish citizens who want to come to the ski resorts in Bulgaria.
12 has a ski resort
Only the application will be valid for the winter season is expected to increase the number of tourists from Turkey 10 percent. Bulgaria is targeting the growth of 4-5 for winter tourism this year.
Bulgaria can also be entered with a Schengen visa. The winter ski resort in the last two years there was an increase in the number of tourists from Turkey 5 percent rate.
There is an 12 ski resort in Bulgaria. However, foreign tourists and Turkish skiers prefer Bansko, Borovets, Pamporovo and Vitosha for their runways and suitable hotel rates. The room rates in the season start from the 30 euro. Also runway entries and ski lessons are cheaper than a quarter of the ski centers in Turkey.
Bulgaria, which hosts the Alps World Cup Ski Tournaments between 1981 and 1984, also has the best biathlon tracks in the world. It is also very easy to reach the four ski resorts in Sofia, which is an hourly flight from Istanbul.
1000 from 2 to 600 meters 15 ski slope in the ski resort of Bansko held in the World Women's Ski Championship and World Men's Ski Championship. The piste length of the ski center on the Pirin mountain reaches the 70 kilometer. From Sofia airport to the city center, there is a 2.5 hour trip to Bansko.
Developed for the purpose of organizing the Olympic Games, the Borovetz runways are a total of 45 kilometers long and have easy access with the 15 separate lift (1 gondola, 2 chairlift, 12 teleski). There is a minibus every half hour from Sofia Airport to Borovts, located in the Rila mountains, 70 kilometers from Sofia. It is possible to reach the ski resort in two hours.
Pamporovo is located in the foothills of the Snejanka (1926 meters) Hill in the Rhodope Mountains and is especially preferred by Turkish tourists. Kapikule border gate is 196 kilometers away. It can also be reached by a two-and-a-half hour trip from Sofia.
Vitosha mountain, which became the symbol of Sofia's capital city, Sofia, is the easiest way to ski. 20 is located in the 45 km to Sofia.