18.12.2005 600,000 Tourists to visit Bansko this Winter Season
Sofia News Agency, 18 Dec 2005
Bansko Winter Resort Invests EUR 5 M in Infrastructure.
This season Bansko is expecting to boost the number of the tourists by 20% thus reaching a number of 600,000. The number of foreign tourists is most likely to go up, the mayor said.
Ski legend Marc Girardelli was just one of the many sports stars that attend the opening of the new winter season in Bulgaria’s mountain resort Bansko. Photo by www.bulphoto.com
Over the next year Bansko municipality will invest over EUR 5 M in the infrastructure of the town, mayor Alexandar Kravarov said at the opening of the new winter tourism season.
The mayor also revealed that the local municipality is planning the construction of an airport near the resort.
In the last 3 years, from 2001 to 2004 over EUR 180 M have been invested in Bansko. It was also announced that a second cabin lift would be constructed and that over EUR 30 M will be invested in the building of a golf course.
Bansko's new winter season was inaugurated Saturday in the presence of many foreign and Bulgarian sports legends.
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