More than 150 new hotels, guest houses and holiday complexes were registered between December 2005 and May 2006 in Bulgarian ski resort town Bansko, in the Pirin mountain. The bed capacity of the resort now stands at 7,000. Summer packages at family hotels and guest houses start from 8-10 levs.
Over 100 mln euro were invested in construction in Bansko last year, shows an overview of the Center for Economic Development (CED). The CED report describes Bansko as the most rapidly developing Bulgarian ski resort. The number of visitors to the resort increased 20% to 600,000 in 2005, said the report. The main challenge facing Bansko is the shortage of language-skilled staff, said CED.