MICE Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a great destination for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events).

Low-cost: Bulgaria is an affordable destination for MICE. You can hire top venues and 5-star spa hotels with good conference facilities for a very reasonable price. Food and drink are good and cheap too.

Overall, you get a lot of value for your money in Bulgaria.


Teambuilding in Bulgaria

Variety: You have a wide variety of environments to organise Incentives and Events. There are historical sites to create unique events in a beautiful and authentic setting. The mountains are ideal for ski team building events. And in Summer on the Black sea coast we can organise beach activities and nature activities.

Proximity: Distances in Bulgaria are relatively short. It is fast and easy to transfer groups from a local airport (Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas or Varna). So you do not waste time transfering the participants. Bulgaria is easily accessible from most international airports in Europe and the Middle-East.

Resources: Bulgaria has the right people to organise successful events. At JMB Travel as a DMC we partner with experienced local suppliers to deliver a successful event. For active team buildings and events there is equipment such as ATV, Skidoo snowmobiles, horses and more to organise activities for the participants.

New: Bulgaria is an alternative and original destination for MICE. If your company has been to the same-old destinations then Bulgaria will create that feeling of surprise and excitement.

In Bulgaria you can afford to splash-out and organise a memorable event. It’s an exciting destination that has facilities to cater for groups of all types and satisfy a broad range of requirements.

#MICE #Bulgaria

What to do in Bansko

There’s a 1001 things to do in Bansko on your ski holiday. Between the fun on the slopes, the off-piste snow activities and the après-ski delirium your head will be spinning.


Winter horse riding

And the best, it’s all very affordable!

Here’s just a random few of our Bansko favourites:


Yeah Bansko!

Ski-doo snowmobile
Ice skating
Cross country skiing
Ski touring
Free riding ski

Hot air balloon
Horse riding
Spa treatments
Private DJ party
Night club evening
Bansko bar crawl
Live concerts

Volkicar racing and rally driving
Traditional Bulgarian dinner
Bulgarian wine degustation
Igloo making
Ice cocktail challenge
Avalanche rescue course

and more…. just ask!

#ski #bansko #bulgaria

Ski holiday


It’s time for planning your ski holiday. We have discounts of up to 30% for early bookings on ski holidays in Bansko Bulgaria.


Ski holiday in Bulgaria

For families we have an exciting and fun Winter Family Holiday that combines ski and snowboard, snow activities like horse sleigh rides, skidoo snowmobile driving and horse riding in the snow and more.

For companies and groups we have a great Ski Team Building incentive trip to Bansko. It is fully bespoke and tailored to your requirements.

#ski #bulgaria

What is tailor-made travel?

At JMB Travel we specialise in tailor-made travel to Bulgaria and the Balkans: Greece, Turkey Serbia, Macedonia and Romania.

We like to listen to our guests and we take a personal care to make their ideal holiday a reality. So what does it mean?


Tailor-made holiday

We’ve created unique holidays because each one of our guests is special. And it does not cost extra too. It’s just part of the good service we like to provide. Here are some examples:

Birding and boxing

We had the pleasure of welcoming to the Central Balkan a family from the UK. Geoff and his wife were busy professionals who wanted to enjoy a special Summer family holiday with their children and enjoy their hobbies. Geoff and his son were into birding so we organised a nature discovery walk to see the migrating birds in the Central Balkan. We also organised a river picnic, horse riding, pottery and a beach holiday. Geoff also had the habit of practicing boxing wherever he travels so we matched him up with a professional boxing trainer for a few bouts. He loved it! All the family had a great time enjoying their favourite hobbies together and discovering new ones.

Hip and hallal

We pay special attention to all the needs of our guests. We welcomed one family from the Gulf. Ahmed’s mother needed a hip replacement operation that is affordable in Bulgaria. We found the best orthopedic surgeon in Bulgaria and the operation was a success. The entire family stayed for several weeks to enjoy their first ever real winter holiday and snow experience whilst the mother recovered. During their stay we organised special accommodation for the whole family and found food that is hallal to make sure they feel at home. They came back a few months later during Summer for the second hip operation. This time they discovered the lush green nature of the Bulgarian mountains. They now visit Bulgaria every year for a holiday.


Family holiday

MTB and horses

Michele and his family from Italy visited Bulgaria for a family holiday. The mother and daughter loved horse riding whilst Michele and his son enjoyed cycling.  So we found the best region where they could practice both horse riding and mountain biking together. We organised trail riding, nature discovery activities, mountain walks, picnics in nature and BBQ near the river.

Jews and journalists

JMB Travel is proud to organise specialised tours of Bulgaria and the Balkans. A group of Dutch historians wanted to discover the rich history of the Balkans by meeting real people who could share their personal stories to bring this complex region to life. Across Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey we organised meetings with local historians, members of the remaining Jewish community and opinionated journalists to spark a debate about Europe, migration and the current political situation in the region. It gave the historians a unique and personal insight into life in the Balkans today beyond the blanket news coverage of Western media.

Socks and cheese

Ursula from the USA visited us in Bulgaria to celebrate her retirement and practice freely her hobby: knitting and fiber arts. Bulgaria and the Central Balkan especially has unique knitting techniques. In the world of fiber arts it is known for traditional sock knitting. We organised over several weeks a broad range of arts and crafts workshops in different regions of Bulgaria where she could learn from the best craftsmen: sock knitting, weaving, felting, needle-lace, leather making, cheese making and iconography whilst staying with the artisan to discover their world from the inside. We helped her realise her life-long dream. Ursula wanted to replicate this holiday in other countries But told us that we are the only agency in the world that can organise such a  specialised fibers arts holiday.


DMC Bulgaria

JMB Travel is a tour operator and DMC Destination Management Company for Bulgaria and the Balkans. We know that everyone is special and that a holiday is a very important time. So we listen and tailor the holiday to every personal requirement: food, accommodation, activities and visits, transport and provide a personal contact 24/7 during the guest’s entire stay.

We are the travel specialist for Bulgaria and the Balkans. We offer a bespoke travel service for:

  • Classical tours
  • Family holidays
  • Active holidays
  • Special Interest Travel
  • Incentive trips and team building events
  • Travel services
  • Medical tourism

Family nature discovery holiday


Stag beetle by Julien van Dommelen on 500px.com


Discover the Central Balkan from the Aromahoney mountain retreat. Enjoy bushcraft, camping, birding, bug hunting, wild animal tracking, medicinal plants and mushroom identification and home-made food as well as many activities: MTB, horse riding, walking, hiking and much more. Aromahoney is a private mountain retreat where you can discover nature and reconnect with yourself and your family.

Sofia Street Scene



Sofia Street Scene

This image is unique to Sofia, Bulgaria. Holes in the wall where they sell alcohol and cigarettes are a typical feature of the streets in Sofia and so are women chatting, smoking and slowly sipping coffee from a plastic cup. The moment captured in this photo encompasses the essence of Sofia in all its mundane reality.

Apparently by law employees in Bulgaria are entitled to 15mns break every hour, hence why this scene is so common in Bulgarian streets.

Summer holiday 2016

At JMB Travel we have great ideas for you to have a fun and memorable Summer holiday in 2016.

Beach and Mountain

Enjoy a beach holiday on the Aegean coast in Greece and a mountain holiday in Bulgaria. The beach and mountain holiday gives you the best of nature and sea. It is great idea for family holiday.

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Beach holiday

In the mountain in Bulgaria Parents and children can discover together the pristine natural environment of the Central Balkan, go river swimming, horse riding and practice bushcraft and survival techniques. You can also try pottery making and other traditional Bulgarian arts and crafts.

You can visit Plovdiv a city with 6000 years of history and Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital.

In Greece you will enjoy beautiful white sandy beaches on the Northern coast of the Aegean sea. There we can recommend family hotels with many activities for children. And on your journey you can visit Thessaloniki a lively city with as much energy as pastry shops.

Active holiday

In Bulgaria we organise bespoke active holidays where you can chose and combine art and nature activities. We have the broadest choice of activities in Bulgaria. The active holiday is suitable for couples, families and small groups:

  • Outdoor and Nature: walking, horse riding, MTB, cycling, hiking, birding, bushcraft, survival techniques, nature discovery,
  • Sports activities: rafting, paragliding, rally driving and indie car racing, ultra running,
  • Art and Crafts: pottery, pyrography, painting, photography and fibers arts: knitting, weaving,
  • Culinary: traditional Bulgarian cooking, cheese making, wine degustation, rakia making,

Transylvania holiday

The holiday in Transylvania combines nature, beach and culture. You will discover the best of Romania.


Nature discovery

The journey takes you through the beautiful nature of the Carpathian mountains where you can see bears, swim in volcanic lakes and cycle from village to village. You will stay in quaint country cottages with home-made food and discover the historic Saxon towns of Sibiu and Sighisoara as well as the fairy like castle of Peles.

You will have time to visit Bucharest, a city full of energy that blends a wide variety of architectural styles. And on the Black Sea coast we can recommend the best all-inclusive hotels for you to enjoy a relaxing time on the beach with lots of activities for all the family to enjoy together.

Mountain retreat

If you want to switch off and relax in a beautiful natural environment we would recommend the Aromahoney mountain retreat in the heart of the Central Balkan. There you can enjoy peace, privacy and comfort. Your stay will be entirely tailored to your preferences. You have a broad choice of activities available. It is suitable for singles, couples and families. And your stay at the retreat can be combined with a journey through Bulgaria and the Balkans.

Family holidays

JMB Travel specialises in bespoke family holidays in Bulgaria and the Balkans. We like to listen. So tell us what you would like to do for your holiday and we will create a custom programme. As a licensed tour operator we can help you organise all aspects of your holiday from low-cost flights to transport with a car hire or chauffeur driven car and accommodation in hotels, apartments, mountain villas as well as boutique and spa hotels. We will recommend the best restaurants, interesting visits and fun activities.

I pLOVEdiv

I don’t just love Plovdiv because my wife is from there. I love it because Plovdiv has everything to make a great city break. For 2 days it is a great place to visit. There is loads to do in and around Plovdiv. You can try out a bespoke city tour of Plovdiv.

Plovdiv in Bulgaria has everything a city break requires: history, culture, good food and excellent wine, and a relaxed atmosphere. It definitely deserves its award of European capital of culture.


Plovdiv Bulgaria

Whilst Sofia, the big sister, is awkward, ugly and stressful, Plovdiv is laid-back, easy and pretty.It has a touch of the Mediterranean chilled out attitude. Locals have a natural penchant for good food, wine and enjoying a good life.

Plovdiv is a relatively small town. You can easily walk around the new and old part of the city without encountering deafening traffic.

And there’s loads to do whether you are a couple or a family. In and around Plovdiv there are many intersting activities and visits to enjoy. In Plovdiv you can visit the Roman theatre and discover the colourful Old Town. Outside Plovdiv you can easily drive out of the city and go into beautiful nature to enjoy walking, horse riding, MTB mountain biking and spa treatments.

There are good boutique hotels in Plovdiv as well as family hotels with outdoor and indoor pools for all seasons. In Winter it is within driving distance of the ski slopes. In Summer it is close to the beach.

I defintely Plovediv!

JMB Travel is a Bulgarian tour operator that specialises in bespoke holidays in Bulgaria and city breaks in Plovdiv. In Plovdiv we can help you organise accommodation, transfers and recomemnd the best places to eat and visit as well as organise art and nature activities.

In Plovdiv as a DMC we also organise incentive travel for companies to offer their employees corporate travel rewards, team building events and conference tourism.