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About The Christopher Deliso Blog

This blog celebrates the singularities and unexpected revelations of the Balkans. That is on the good days. Other times there is just news from the 'industry' and my opinions on it.

Macedonia's New CNN Tourism Ad Gets Domestic Criticism

December 26, 2008 • 0 Comments Macedonia

Macedonia's latest tourism ad for CNN and other international television networks was officially presented at an event on Wednesday at Skopje's Museum of Contemporary Art. It began running on Christmas; in fact, I saw the first one at 12:05AM on CNN.

The spot cost the government 190,000... Full Story

The Time-capsule Approach to Skiing the Balkans

December 06, 2008 • 0 Comments Serbia

Oh dear. It seems the Independent does not like the skiing much in Serbia. Or Bulgaria.

It's these sorts of lukewarm plugs (British newspaper reviewers particularly seem to delight in the ambivalence of the damning recommendation) that are so hard to understand. I think it has to do with an... Full Story

Belfast Paper Invites You to Byzantium

December 05, 2008 • 0 Comments Turkey

Interesting. A Belfast newspaper has taken up as an organizing principle for travel the whole theme of the Byzantine Empire (since much of the content revolves around Turkey, I have to put it in the 'Turkey' category, no offense to the rest).

It does an admirable job of mentioning far-flung... Full Story

The Latest Total Failure in Macedonian Tourism Promotion

December 02, 2008 • 0 Comments Macedonia

As Macedonia prepares to host the European women’s handball championships, local media reports today there has been a total failure to prepare for the event in terms of promotion- despite the fact that the country has had four years to prepare.   In true Macedonian style, all of... Full Story

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Christopher Deliso

Christopher Deliso

Chris is an American travel writer and journalist, author of travel guides on the Balkans for Lonely Planet, and travel articles for Travel Intelligence and Hidden Europe Magazine. He is the director of the Balkan news website