ARTICLES 
Bansko is your door to the future
Interview with Marc Giardelli by Milena Dimitrova, 24 Hours Daily, 29th January 2006

- What brought you in Bulgaria and Bansko?
Marc Giardelli: I come often here since the year of 2004 when I saw project, which were extremely ambitious and vast. Than I become a consultant at the Bulgarian Ski Federation as I saw, I can be useful. Every time I come, I convince myself that Bansko is the pearl to open the doors for Bulgaria towards Western Europe.
Why do you call Bansko a pearl?
Marc Giardelli: Bansko is unique with the combination of mountain, town and excellent ski tracks. Even the pampered tourists chose it when they can go to hundreds of other places around the world. I believe and see that Bansko is turning to an attractive tourist destination for the whole European community and even so for the elite tourism. This is profitable and the next winter I will personally guide groups here to show them the advantages of Bansko.
Will that be next summer?
Marc Giardelli: Yes, in 2006 and 2007. One of the best characteristics of this resort is that the people here are very nice, friendly, helpful and work hard.

You have common project with the municipality of Bansko
Marc Giardelli: Yes, and the most ambitious of them is to establish a Sports Academy. Bansko has excellent preconditions for growing good sportsmen and why not good coaches.

How and what grabbed you in Bansko?
Marc Giardelli: At the end of the 70`s in the year 1979, I came here for a first time and I felt like Im in the Middle Ages.


It has been only 25 years past and I see how everything around is changing quickly in the spirit of the world standards. The economics, the structure of the business and the buildings, and the fancy cars, even the highway to the town is almost done. It is important that the growth is in the right direction. Not more than 5-10 years and Bulgaria will stand high in the European community. I am so pleased that I have come to Bulgaria so soon and I have noticed its great potential for business and tourism. As I have been skiing everywhere in Bulgaria I convinced my self that only in Bansko you can find conditions for modern skiing. Even if they are told that an Olympic village will be built, in Bansko would not feel embarrassed. This town has the natural and geographical advantages, which are required for the Olympic runs.
Are there other skiers like you who have the same opinion for Bansko and Bulgaria like you?
Marc Giardelli: Oh, yeah! Rosy Mitelmayer, Franc Klamer, Hans TrincleMe and Patrick Gotlib have planned to be together here in December.

What do you think are the chances for Bulgaria to be a host country for the Winter Olympic Games?
Marc Giardelli: I hope Sofia will win and become a host for the Winter Olympic Games in 2014, because a lot of marketing and economic work has been done already in this direction. I will do everything I can to help this cause.

Where do you think should start the Olympic disciplines?
Marc Giardelli: In Bansko! No doubt and only in Bansko in view of the fact that here are built the most modern ski lifts and the infrastructure between the town and the trucks-which is to a great extent, owing to the hard work, the right thinking and the investments.

Thousands of new apartments and houses were built here, havent you bought one for you yet?
Marc Giardelli: I am thinking about that and very soon, I will answer you this question positively.

How would you comment the fact that English people already bought hundreds of lodgings and they really overturned the real-estate market in our country at the coast, in the mountains and even in the villages?
Marc Giardelli: The British people act faster than the Germans, the Dutch and the people from the other European countries. Nevertheless, they will come too because Bansko is a Devine place.

BULGARIA PROPERTY ARTICLES
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
 
Dominique Perrault to design the new City of Sofia
International, News Bg 4/30/2009
Open mall constructed in Burgas for 30 million Euro
Stefan Nikolov, News Bg 11/12/2008
The Bulgarian Real Estate Market Still Major for Investors
Stefan Nikolov, News Bg 10/2/2008
Russians Once Again on the Bulgarian Real Estate Market
Stefan Nikolov, News Bg 9/5/2008
Peak Moment in Bulgarian Real Estate Market
Stefan Nikolov, News Bg 7/22/2008
Golf playground near Ravno pole, Bulgaria
Kristalina Ilieva, News Bg 7/2/2008
Bulgaria Ranks 4th In Construction Growth in EU
Olga Yoncheva, News Bg 6/19/2008
Why Investing in Bulgaria Worths?
Financial Mirror, News Bg 5/22/2008
Equest Sells Hotel “Serdika” in Sofia
Sgrada.com, News Bg 5/16/2008
Russians Invest 30 M EUR Close to Golden Sands Resort
International, News Bg 4/7/2008
Independent: Bulgaria Enchants Britons
Independent: Bulgaria Enchants Britons
Brits Fall for Bulgarian Charms
Brits Fall for Bulgarian Charms
Bulgaria: a darling of the property market
Bulgaria: a darling of the property market
Ski season in Bulgaria’s Pamporovo
Ski season in Bulgaria’s Pamporovo
Snow show with Miss Bulgaria
Snow show with Miss Bulgaria
Bulgarian Ski Resort Property Boom
Bulgarian Ski Resort Property Boom
Backstory: Can you say pied-a-terre in Bulgarian?
Backstory: Can you say pied-a-terre in Bulgarian?
Rogge And Bulgaria’s Prime Minister To Cooperate On Sofia 2014
Rogge And Bulgaria’s Prime Minister To Cooperate On Sofia 2014
Further Plans for Bulgaria's Winter Olympics Host Application
Further Plans for Bulgaria's Winter Olympics Host Application
Bulgaria maps out infrastructure priorities until 2013
Bulgaria maps out infrastructure priorities until 2013
High-Speed Motorway Construction Underway
High-Speed Motorway Construction Underway
Construction in Bansko Resort Limited
Construction in Bansko Resort Limited
Bulgaria increases transit options
Bulgaria increases transit options
Bulgaria hopes to join the single European currency, the euro, in 2009
Bulgaria hopes to join the single European currency, the euro, in 2009
Bulgaria joins Budget Travel catalogue
Bulgaria joins Budget Travel catalogue
Bulgarian Ski Resort Property Boom
Bulgarian Ski Resort Property Boom
Bansko Introduces Online Avalanche Alert
Bansko Introduces Online Avalanche Alert
Tourism Authority Lands Hand to Sofia 2014
Tourism Authority Lands Hand to Sofia 2014
A Glimpse Upon the History of Stara Zagora
A Glimpse Upon the History of Stara Zagora
Bulgaria seen as attractive ski destination
Bulgaria seen as attractive ski destination
Ski home bargains in Bulgaria
Ski home bargains in Bulgaria
A little place on the piste
A little place on the piste
Sofia 2014 Queues in Bids Power Index
Sofia 2014 Queues in Bids Power Index
Bulgarian Property appeals to sports enthusiasts
Bulgarian Property appeals to sports enthusiasts
International company to invest 90 mln euro in golf course near Kavarna
International company to invest 90 mln euro in golf course near Kavarna
Buying Real Estate in Bulgaria is a Super Bargain
Buying Real Estate in Bulgaria is a Super Bargain
Bulgaria to Impose New Bank Account Numbers by March 1
Bulgaria to Impose New Bank Account Numbers by March 1
Price of Farmland Will Go up by 40% Because of Bulgaria's EU Accession
Price of Farmland Will Go up by 40% Because of Bulgaria's EU Accession
Bulgaria offers attractive property
Bulgaria offers attractive property
Interest toward Bulgarian agriculture sector
Interest toward Bulgarian agriculture sector

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11