GENERAL INFO FOR BULGARIA
Area: 110,993.6 km2 * Population: 7,973,673 inhabitants * Capital: Sofia * International Airports: Sofia, Varna, Plovdiv, Bourgas* International country code: +359 * Currency: Bulgarian Lev * Time zone: GMT+1 in winter, GMT+2 in summer
Conveniently situated in Southeastern Europe, Bulgaria occupies the central part of the Balkan Peninsula and is one of Europe’s hidden treasures. It has always been a connecting point between the East and West, as well as a land of beautiful scenery and hospitable people. The capital of Bulgaria - Sofia offers unique opportunities for combining professional engagements with pleasant rest and interesting places to visit, and is only thirty minutes by car from the ski slopes of the Vitosha mountain.
The official body responsible for promoting Sofia as a meeting, incentive, congress, exhibition and special event destination is the Sofia Convention Bureau (SCB). Set up in 1995 as a non-profit member-based organization, SCB specializes in providing news, information and networking opportunities to its members. It also coordinates participation at international tradeshows to raise Sofia’s profile as a leading events destination.
The aim of SCB is to help grow the high-yield business tourism market in the capital by offering a tailor-made advice to event planners in all matters relating to the organization of events. It has become the first point of contact for all foreign national and multinational organizations and provides information on what is happening in the city and what is not to be missed. SCB is a full-time member of European Cities Marketing since 2007. Members of the bureau are the best hotels in Sofia including all 5-star hotels, tourism bodies, PCOs, scientific bodies, humanitarian bodies, travel agencies, unions and associations.
Among the new facilities in the capital are the brand new Sofia International Airport, 5-star hotels including Hilton, Kempinski-Zografski, Radisson SAS, Sheraton and Grand Hotel Sofia.
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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, Bansko, Bulgaria
Located in the very heart of the mountain resort, the Hotel is ideally positioned right across the Gondola lift station and only a short walk away from the town centre. It comprises Alpine-style rooms and suites, the award-winning Zalez Spa and Wellness Center as well as superb meeting and dining facilities with spectacular views of the majestic Pirin Mountain .
Kempinski Hotel Zografski Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Kempinski Hotel Zografski is located on the highest point of the city, overlooking Vitosha mountain, 15 minutes from Sofia International Airport and a 10 minute walk from the city centre. The hotel boasts an amazing infrastructure built on 30 000 sqm with 442 rooms and suites, the biggest hotel conference facilities in the capital, superb leisure and dining facilities including 6 restaurants and 2 bars and a modern health club with the biggest hotel swimming pool in the city, and the only Japanese garden on the Balkan Peninsula modelled after the 400-year-old Japanese Garden at Hotel New Otani in Tokyo. .