The organisers of the popular Tatra festival called Bear Days declare all five days of the event to be without any problems as for parking, the operation of the funicular as well as additional services and attractions. The jubilee 10th year was attractive mainly due to various children´s theatre performances, a mini dance school of the Lúčnica folklore ensemble, host Andrej Bičan, a performance about Kasperl by the SĽUK ensemble, the Cats musical and Funny Fellows. Kids could enjoy a lot of competitions and bear games that were focused on testing the skills of little bear cubs such as sharp eye, memory, sense of smell, accuracy and physical performance. “The festival was free of charge and small gifts were prepared for our small visitors like every year – 3 tonnes of juicy Slovak apples and over 5,000 presents were given to kids who brought their teddy bears with them to the festival. Besides local people from all over Slovakia – from Bratislava to Humenné, the biggest event for families with children was visited also by Polish and Czech tourists who came to enjoy a day on fresh mountain air and in the embrace of a beautiful natural scenery. We made a survey during the weekend and found out that 58% of respondents come to our event exclusively on one specific day without spending a holiday in the Tatras. The fact that 94% of respondents plan to visit the Bear Days next year again and 100% of them want to recommend our festival to their friends and relatives is great news for us and proves the high quality of the event. Comfort of our smallest visitors came first this year again and a special baby zone was prepared for mothers with small children where they could have a rest, change nappies and feed their babies. The Zone of Pleasure offers 4 new wooden bear sculptures – musicians who were made by talented professional woodcarvers. We are very satisfied with how smoothly the event ran and look forward to next year,” said Juraj Chovaňák, the marketing director at Tatry mountain resorts, a.s.
The High Tatras are going to host another summer event for children – Marmots at Pleso in a few days. The seventh year of the adventurous weekend takes place in Štrbské Pleso during the last weekend of August (26th -27th August). Small “marmots” will enjoy 20 sports-educational stations. For more details, please click HERE.
Tatralandia was all about art and a new Slovak record last weekend. 321 amateur creators joined a unique project of a fairytale frog prince during two weeks. “Our frog prince was crowned officially by graphic designer Peter Hitzinger and christened even by rain during the ceremony. The fairytale frog reached the size of 560x330x229 cm. The Slovak record commissioner confirmed the new record as it was 321 visitors of various age categories who joined the creation process in total. Besides Slovaks, there were people from Israel, Poland, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Germany and Ukraine,” commented Zuzana Blaňárová from the marketing department of Tatralandia.
Summer is far from over! Tatralandia will be hosting a great Beach music party with a rich music programme and a foam party in pools on 19th August and Tatrapolis Iron Master – championships of blacksmiths from all over Europe are taking place inside the amusement park of Tatrapolis on 26th and 27th August. Read more on www.tatralandia.sk.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR) is the leader in tourism in Central and Eastern Europe; it owns and operates attractive mountain resorts, amusement parks, restaurant facilities, sports services, shops and hotels. In the Low Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Jasná Nízke Tatry and hotels Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Boutique Hotel Tri Studničky, Chalets Jasná De Luxe, Hotel Srdiečko, and Hotel Rotunda. TMR is also the owner of Aquapark Tatralandia, the largest Slovak aquapark with year-round operation, which besides water entertainment includes Tropical Paradise, a special tropical indoor hall with sea water, as well as Fun Park, and accommodation in bungalows and apartments of Holiday Village Tatralandia. In the High Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Vysoké Tatry with mountain areas of Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec, and Štrbské Pleso, which TMR co-manages. In the High Tatras TMR also owns hotels Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, Hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso and Mountain hotel Hrebienok. TMR also owns a 9.5 % share in Melida, a.s., which leases and operates the resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. In Poland TMR owns a 97% share in the mountain resort Szczyrkowski Ośrodek Narciarski S.A. (SON), a 75% share in a company that owns and operates Silesian Amusement Park (Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko) and a 7.3% share in an amusement-educational project via the Polish company Korona Ziemi Sp. z.o.o. TMR also owns and leases hotels Slovakia, Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky a Bungalovy to third parties. By the end of 2016 EUR 230 mil. had been invested into development and modernisation of TMR’s resorts. TMR shares are traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw.