Kyustendil Voted Top Spa Destination in BulgariaTourism | June 7, 2011, Tuesday // 18:11| views
Kyustendil, a city in southwest Bulgaria, has been awarded as a top SPA destination in the country. Photo by spapochivki.blogspot.com
The western Bulgarian city of Kyustendil was voted "Most dynamically Developing SPA destination" at the second edition of the annual "Spa Nominations" ceremony.
The event was held at the Kempinski-Zografski hotel in Sofia.
In 2010, the town of Sandanski was declared "Best SPA destination" in the country, after Velingrad withdrew from the competition in a bid to stimulate other towns famous for their mineral springs.
"This is good news that has not happened for 30 years in Kyustendil", Darik Radio reported Kyustendil Mayor Petar Paunov as saying.
The goal of the annual 'Spa nominations' is to promote SPA and wellness tourism in Bulgaria and to boost the the popularity of the country as a tourist, economic, cultural, sports and social hub in the region.
Some of the categories in the competition include: SPA Complex, SPA Destination, SPA Hotel, Medical SPA, SPA Cosmetics, SPA Manager, SPA Equipment Company, SPA Chain, etc.
The nominations are selected by a jury of experts at SPA and wellness tourism.
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