Black Sea city was awarded the prize for European Youth Capital in 2017 Varna overtook cities Cascais (Portugal), Galway (Ireland) and Perugia (Italy).
The ceremony announcing the winner took place in the Romanian city of Cluj-Napoca, winner of the title for the next year. The beautiful seaside town propose his candidacy for a third consecutive year, and the previous two times came almost to the finish. The focus this year was on social entrepreneurship as a tool for the development of youth policies and sustainable solutions in the field of employment and education.
The idea of an “European Youth Capital” is an initiative of the European Youth Forum and dates back to the 2009 title is awarded for a period of one year during which the winner is given the opportunity to present in the best light its youth-oriented cultural, social, political and economic life. The initiative encourages creative ideas and projects linked with the active participation of young people in public life of European Municipalities. Notables present were Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2009), Turin, Italy (2010), Antwerp, Belgium (2011), Braga, Portugal (2012), Maribor, Slovenia (2013) and Thessaloniki, Greece (2014).
Varna in the top 10 destinations in Germany
German tourists are increasingly strong interest in the beginning of the tourist season to opportunities for holiday along the Bulgarian Black Sea in Varna. This show numerous publications in prestigious German tourist magazines and Internet portals, and data from major German tour operators. For “Summer 2017” they have negotiated more hotel beds for a seaside capital, announced by the “Tourism” of Varna Municipality.
One of the most authoritative German media analysis and news in tourism FVW in two successive issues has published analytical articles that confirm the high interest of German tourists to the region of Varna. Respondents Reisebuero and travel agencies recorded growth of + 45% ( in February), and + 60% (in March) in the sale of tourist packages to the same month of 2016.
According to the publication of the 10 most preferred holiday destinations, the largest outflow of German tourists from Antalya in Turkey and Hurghada in Egypt. However, in March Varna moved up to eighth place with a market share of 4% in the top 10 destinations of Germans travel a total price.
They are good news for charter flights to Varna airport to which they have uncovered new lines from several German cities. For the first time the sea capital will fly charter airline “Condor”, which this summer will perform on May 22 every Sunday flights to Varna. The airport serves a large territorial perimeter that includes the resorts “Golden Sands”, “St. Konstantin and Elena “, Albena, Balchik, Obzor, Kamchia and others. Tourists in these complexes appear and tourists the city, as they often visit the city on day trips, cultural events and entertainment, explained by the “Tourism”.
And if you decide to have a holiday in the beautiful city of Varna, Bulgaria you should know that you can take advantage of very good prices if you book in advance Varna airport Transfer. There are some licensed transport companies offering transfer from the Varna airport to different places in Bulgarian sea side.