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According to the Post Office report for 2019, Bansko, Bulgaria is the Best-Value Ski Resort for families. The report compares the cost of a lift-pass, tuition, lunch and drinks on the mountains and ski and boot hire for a family of four. In all, 25 resorts were compared. The cost of the all the items in Bansko was £1529.72, a reduction of 0.3% since last year. Head of Marketing for Balkan Holidays, Louise Newton said, ‘It is no surprise that Bansko tops the list, as the resort offers incredibly low-priced items. That makes it perfect for families, especially those with children who are learning to ski and need an Read more ...
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According to the new Post Office Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer, Bulgaria resort costs are the sixth cheapest among the world's most popular holiday destinations. Having previously featured in the Top 10 for the 2012 edition of the survey, this result shows that the non euro value for money Bulgaria continues to offer visitors to it's shores is still one of the best around. The annual cost barometer conducted by the Post Office collects prices of eight popular holiday items such as dinner for two, sun cream & refreshments from over 40 destinations worldwide for the report. For Bulgaria the increasingly popular resort of Read more ...
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Bulgaria's popular Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach has been crowned the cheapest summer holiday destination for the fourth time, according to new research carried out by Post Office Travel Money. Famous for its clean sea water and golden Blue Flag awarded 8km stretch of beach, Sunny Beach has been attracting holidaymakers from the UK for over half a century as they seek a great value beach resort offering all the necessities for a memorable summer break. In the latest Family Holiday Costs Barometer, which is released annually, the value for money resort of Sunny Beach beat 13 other popular destinations that were surveyed when it Read more ...
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The winter resort of Pamporovo has a unique claim to fame as a bright, modern ski resort high in the Rhodope mountains and the sunniest mountain resort in Europe. Pamporovo proudly boasts on average no less than 270 sunny days a year and in the winter provides an ideal combination of plenty of snow and sparkling sunshine to show off the resort at its best. Pamporovo holidays are perfectly suited for both beginners and intermediates with Pamporovo's Giant Slalom run ensuring that any expert skiiers will be more than happy too. The compact resort of Pamporovo has 35km of marked ski runs, reached by a combination of chair and Read more ...
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In the 2017 Post Office Travel Money Holiday Costs Barometer, Sunny Beach offers the best value for money in Europe. They compared the price of ten items you normally buy on holiday including an evening meal for, suncream and a cup of coffee in resorts across Europe and of course Sunny Beach was the best value, with second place £20 or 56% higher! The other resorts just couldn't match the exceptional value Bulgaria offers, such as an evening meal for two people costing under £20! This is the fourth year in a row that Sunny Beach has won this award and it confirms that Bulgaria offers the best value for money holidays in Read more ...
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With the pound continuing to fall against the euro, the cost of a skiing holiday in popular French, Swiss and Austrian resorts has drastically increased with unfavourable exchange rates meaning holidaymakers could pay up to 26% more than last season. In this year’s Ski Resort Report, compiled by Post Office Travel Money, the relative costs of ski passes, equipment hire, lessons and refreshment on the slopes was compared across a range of skiing resorts, finding that Val d’Isère was the most expensive French ski destination. The survey found that the cost of a holiday at Austrian ski resorts including Kitzbühel Read more ...
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Balkan Holidays are delighted to announce that we have once again won the award for 'Best Medium Holiday Company to East & Southeast Europe' at this years British Travel Awards, which are also known as the 'Oscars of the Travel Industry'. The awards are voted for by the public as well as travel industry professionals with the process lasting for approximately 21 weeks, supported by some of the UK's most well known media outlets such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Record, Sunday Mirror and the Manchester Evening News. This glamorous ceremony is held every year with the aim to demonstrate the public's appreciation Read more ...
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Sunny Beach, Bulgaria has once again been crowned the best value family holiday destination according to the latest Family Holiday Report published on the 19th July 2013. Of the 12 European destinations surveyed by Post Office Travel Money, the popular Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach ranked number one overall by offering the cheapest kids’ beach items, drinks and family meal prices. Consisting of 12 various family holiday items, the prices for the survey were provided as typical costs in resort areas popular with UK holidaymakers by national and regional tourist offices, Bulgaria (provided by Balkan Holidays) and the UK (researched Read more ...
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Baba Marta is known as 'Grandma March Day' and is a holiday celebrated in Bulgaria on the 1st day of March. Bulgarians wear an item called a Martenitsa, usually in the form of a wrist band which is woven by binding red and white coloured threads together. The Martenitsa are not only worn on the day to celebrate the holiday but also through the month of March until a stork or a bloomed tree is seen which symbolizes warmer weather and good health. The greeting exchanged by Bulgarian's on this day is Chestita Baba Marta (Happy Baba Marta). There are many different beliefs and opinions (even several legends, involving real Read more ...
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The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) named Bulgaria as the 2012 Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year. The Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year is voted for by the International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA), incorporating 159 of the worlds leading golf travel journalists in 33 countries. Tasked with identifying an undiscovered gem among the worlds golf destinations, members assess each nomination against the following criteria:     * Qualities that make it an interesting golf destination;     * Attractiveness of the region and courses;     * Read more ...
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