Penguin Travel has a mission: to make the world more aware of Bulgaria’s myriad tourism attractions by offering top quality, tailor-made tours that showcase the country’s diversity. Penguin Travel has been operating for more than 17 years and is a recognised specialist in providing hiking, cycling, horseback riding, snowshoeing and bird watching tours, among many other creative travel options. The company is known for its professional services, local knowledge and flexibility.
CEO Elitsa Simeonova explains, “Our company was established in Denmark where we have an office in Copenhagen, but the owner is Bulgarian. We specialise in alternative tourism rather than the standard mass market tours. We help our guests enjoy everything Bulgaria has to offer. Bulgaria is much more than Black Sea beaches; it has mountains, valleys, picturesque villages, rivers, mineral water springs and wonderful nature that we can show to our guests. Bulgaria also has a rich cultural heritage waiting to be discovered.” Penguin Travel favours small groups of 15 people or less in order to provide personalised attention to every traveller.
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Penguin Travel works with agencies in Holland, Germany and Russia and is always looking for new partners in other markets. The company primarily serves foreign travellers, many from Scandinavia, Germany, USA, Australia, Italy, Israel and Holland. It also regularly organises special interest tours.
Elitsa Simeonova says that she aims to organise special team building tours for corporate clients that involve interesting adventure travel throughout Bulgaria. She explains, “We want to expand into new markets. We are creating a web site that will be available in seven languages so that we can reach people all over the world.”
Penguin Travel is also promoting its services in the domestic market, encouraging more Bulgarians to discover their country in new ways, such as by bike or on horseback.
Urging travellers in Europe to make Bulgaria their next destination, Elitsa Simeonova concludes, “Many visitors to Bulgaria stay only in Sofia, but we want them to see the other side of Bulgaria as well. Bulgaria is a paradise on Earth, waiting to be explored!”