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ABTA has today launched it's “Stop Sickness Scams” campaign which calls for urgent action on fake holiday sickness claims, which are costing the wider travel industry tens of millions of pounds. The campaign calls on the new Government and Justice Minister, David Lidington MP, to urgently crack down on fake holiday sickness claims which are being encouraged by the aggressive marketing of Claims Management Companies, and warns holidaymakers about the consequences of making a false claim. Mark Tanzer, ABTA Chief Executive said "This issue affects the whole industry. Even if you are not directly affected, fake claims Read more ...
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Established back in 2006 by desire to promote sustainable tourism, Alpine Pearls is a pan-European tourism organisation of approx. 30 mountain communities dubbed as 'Pearls' having several objectives in common: encouraging car-free arrival to holiday destination, having easy access to public transport on site and numerous offers of environmentally friendly holiday programmes. Priding itself for offering visitor an idyllic surrounding landscape with "50 shades of green" Lake Bled fulfils stringent qualifying criteria including environmentally friendly leisure facilities (including a full motor-boat ban on the lake!), Read more ...
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New Flights From Southend to Slovenia Published: 06 Jan 2016
Essex became even closer to Slovenia this year with the introduction of regular scheduled services by flagship carrier Adria Airways for 2015. Flights from London Southend operate trice weekly to the historic city of Maribor - host to the European Capital of Culture in 2012, surrounded by vibrant wine-making regions. Our experienced tailor-made department can create various bespoke holidays in Slovenia to suit most requirements. Read more ...
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Balkan Holidays are delighted to announce the addition of 3 fantastic new hotels for guests wishing to visit the beautiful Slovenian capital city of Ljubljana in Summer 2015. Carefully selected for the range of excellent facilities and picturesque locations, we are sure guests choosing to stay at these hotels will get maximum enjoyment and satisfaction out of their holiday to Ljubljana. Bookable right now through the Balkan Holidays website, friendly UK call centre or your nearest Travel Agent, the 4* Grand Hotel Union Executive, 4* Best Western Premier Hotel Slon and the 3* City Hotel will provide you with not only excellent service but Read more ...
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We are delighted to announce that we now have on sale a selection of 7, 10, 11 or 14 nights holidays to Romania.The package prices include flights, accommodation, meals as per hotel descriptions, transfers and taxes. Poiana Brasov Resort is located in the Carpathian Mountains, in the heart of Transylvania (central Romania). It's modern and luxurious, yet rooted in a well preserved environment. Experience the beautiful countryside while hiking or horse back riding and learning the art of equestrianism while being guided by qualified instructors. Discover the natural wonders of the mountains and visit beautiful medieval towns such as Read more ...
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Balkan Holidays are delighted to bring you a selection of Late Deals now on sale for Summer 2014 Holidays to Bulgaria. Flights are available from 15 UK Airports including Manchester, Gatwick, East Midlands, Cardiff and Glasgow departing early May through to early June with prices starting from only £247pp! To find your ideal Summer 2014 Holiday from our Last Minute Deals to Bulgaria click here. You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter to keep updated about our Last Minute Deals to Bulgaria, delivered to your inbox every Friday. There has never been a better time to book your Summer 2014 Holiday to Bulgaria with Balkan Read more ...
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Look Beyond Dubrovnik urges ABTA Published: 17 Sep 2013
As delegates from around the UK prepare to attend this year's Travel Convention hosted by Dubrovnik, ABTA has teamed up with the Croatian National Tourist Offfice to encourage the 600 delegates attending to explore more of the beautiful country during their stay. The tourist office reported a 25% increase in visitors from January 2013 to July 2013, compared to the same period last year and Mark Tanzer, ABTA chief executive, said: "Croatia is a stunning country and after three days in Dubrovnik at the Travel Convention many delegates will want to see what else the country has to offer. "I am sure that if they do have the Read more ...
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Well it may not be everyone's cup of tea but in just 2 months this year's Eurovision Song Contest begins in Malmo, Sweden. Countries from around Europe have been busy selecting their entries for this year's competition and Bulgaria recently announced their entry with Elitsa & Stoyan and their song "Samo Shampioni" (meaning Only Champions) being chosen to represent Bulgaria for the second time in their careers. In 2007, they managed to reach the final with their song "Water" coming sixth out of the 10 qualifying semi finalists. They went on to finish in 5th place overall which was a remarkable Read more ...
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Summer Late Deals Now On Sale Published: 10 May 2016
Balkan Holidays are delighted to announce a selection of Late Deals now on sale for Summer 2013 Holidays to Bulgaria. Flights are available from Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, East Midlands and Glasgow departing early May and prices start from just £239pp! To find your ideal Summer 2013 Holiday from our Last Minute Deals to Bulgaria click here. You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter to keep updated about our Last Minute Deals to Bulgaria, delivered to your inbox every Friday. Furthermore, if you book one of our Last Minute Deals to Bulgaria online you will save a further 7.5% compared to phone bookings. There has Read more ...
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The DC BIG SPIN - Borovets 2013 Published: 19 Feb 2013
On February 16th, the Bulgarian resort of Borovets hosted a unique snowboard race - The DC BIG SPIN. It took place in one of the resort's terrain parks - Borosport Snow Park and was the first of it's kind ever in Bulgaria. The race is a DC's "trade mark"  whereby the participants are rated based on the variety and the performance quality of the spinning tricks each participant has performed which gives the race its name. The DC BIG SPIN was open for participation to men and women over the age of 16 years. To qualify for the finals, contestants had to perform two tricks with degrees of difficulty and achieve a Read more ...
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