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Bulgaria's popular Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach has retained its number one spot as the cheapest summer holiday destination 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 Holiday Costs Barometer, which is released annually, the value for money resort of Sunny Beach beat 41 other locations that were surveyed when it came to essential Read more ...
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London, 8th January 2020   Balkan Holidays have confirmed an expansion for ski holidays to Slovenia, with immediate effect. Balkan Holidays has added flights and two hotels to their package holiday programme to Slovenia. Adding flights to the country via Salzburg, Austria, Balkan Holidays now provide flights from 11 airports for winter. Whilst transfers will be longer than via Slovenia’s main gateway of Ljubljana, they will be 2.5 hours to Kranjska Gora via Salzburg. New airports served for winter are: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool and Manchester. Existing airports Read more ...
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Once again the Eastern European resorts of Bulgaria have dominated the cheapest ski destinations in Europe report with both Borovets and Bansko taking the top spots, offering consumers the best value for their money this winter. This welcoming news was announced in the recent Post Office Ski Resort Report which compiles data from leading ski resorts around the continent to put together a comprehensive report detailing which destinations provide the best choice available to clients. The report found Borovets cheapest when it came to a complete ski package including a six-day ski pass and ski/boot hire for one person, together with ski Read more ...
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London, 3rd December 2019 Late Great Ski Deals Geordie Snow Spend a week on the slopes in January and enjoy great après. Ski or board from just £218 per person including return flights from Newcastle, transfers, 7 nights’ self-catering at the 3* Aparthotel Winslow Infinity, Bansko, Bulgaria departing on 18th January 2020, based on four sharing. Save 48% New Route from Northern Ireland For the first time, those in and near Belfast can fly with Balkan Holidays to a choice of three ski resorts in Bulgaria. Flights depart on Sundays from 29th Dec to 1st Mar inclusive. Those booking this route receive a free ski Read more ...
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With increased capacity out of East Midlands and Newcastle this Winter, more guests can take advantage of Balkan Holidays’ ‘City and Ski’ option. Those flying home to Bristol, East Midlands, Manchester and Newcastle can spend their final day in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria. Sofia is Bulgaria’s bustling, cosmopolitan capital and a compact and characterful place. It is young, lively and appealing, with numerous bars and cafes. Churches, treasure-filled museums, art galleries and leafy parks could keep visitors busy for a week. Once checked out of their ski resort, Balkan Holidays guests will be driven the couple of Read more ...
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Thomas Cook Statement Published: 21 Nov 2019
Everyone at Balkan Holidays is deeply saddened to hear that Thomas Cook has entered into administration this morning, and our thoughts are with all customers and employees affected. All customers who have booked a holiday or flight with Balkan Holidays via a Thomas Cook travel agent, be it ski or for next Summer, can rest assured that their booking is secure and will proceed as planned. In the first instance, customers should speak to our call centre team. Further information and details of replacement flights will be published on the dedicated website thomascook.caa.co.uk, but this is a major operation and there may therefore be some Read more ...
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Balkan Holidays are delighted to announce the confirmation of Yanko Popov at our Telegraph Ski Festival stand this year. Yanko Popov is the manager of the Ski and Snowboard School, Ulen in Bansko, Bulgaria. He will be on the Balkan Holidays stand for duration of the festival to answer any questions regarding skiing in Bansko, whether about the resort, the pistes or the tuition available through Ulen. Or indeed more general questions about your skiing or boarding technique. Yanko was born in 1962. He graduated with a Master of Science in Sport Management. As a student, he fell in love with winter sports and in 1985 completed his ski Read more ...
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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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Summer Balkan Holidays Lead-In Price of £199 per person Held for 2020   Specialist tour operator Balkan Holidays have released their new range for 2020, with lead-in prices held at £199* per person. The programme has been expanded to include trips to the lakes and mountains of Slovenia and a new hold luggage allowance of 22kg is included on charter flights. In response to guest feedback, the operator has increased its free luggage allowance to 22kg hold luggage and 10kg hand luggage for its charter flights. Balkan offer a choice of 17 UK airports dotted all over the UK. In the North East, Teesside International Read more ...
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If you haven’t been to We Are Vertigo, you’re in for a treat. They provide a fun and safe environment where you can learn to ski or snowboard, or advance existing skills.  With their state of the art equipment and expert instructors, it is the quickest way to learn and the easiest way to improve. How will you benefit from a free lesson? AS A BEGINNER · Spend less time on the nursery slopes · Learn to ski 10x faster than on snow · Constant skiing means no time on ski lifts and more time learning · Max 3:1 pupil/instructor ratio allows for quick and accurate feedback · Read more ...
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