Qatar discovers Bansko as an attractive destination
The popularity of Bansko as an all seasons resort is rising. The small city under Todorka peak is famous not only in the Middle East, where it is an absolute hit in Turkey and Israel, but also in the very heart of the Arabian Peninsula.
Hotel operators stated that they have reservations from one of the most exotic tourist destinations and at the same time one of the richest countries in the world - Qatar. Sports clubs from the Emirate are interested in Bansko. Several teams from the capital Doha, where about 80% of the nation's population live, want to train in Bansko between April and July. According to rumors the sports teams will be accompanied by a TV team from Al Jazeera. The TV channel intents to shoot a movie, which would be a great advertising for the region. Qatar hosts the next Soccer World Cup in 2022.
Lately Bansko is popular in the Far East, because our local experts provided know-how for the preparation of the Olympics in PyeongChang. They gained lots of experience in the FIS World Cups in skiing and snowboarding, which were held in Bulgaria. In 4 years the same professionals will prepare the races in Beijing.