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Following the extention of the deadline in their unilateral contigency legislation released today, the EU have confirmed that UK airlines will still be able to operate flights between the UK and the EU until at least October next year. The deadline for this contigency was set for March 2020 under the previous legislation however this new extention will now allow customers to book their travel further in advance with confidence that flight schedules will not be affected ABTA confirmed. This extention follows extensive lobbying by ABTA with key EU destination countries which pointed out the mutual benefits of increasing customer 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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Brexit & Your UK Passport Published: 17 Jan 2019
Should the United Kingdom leave the European Union on March 29th with no deal, the rules for travel to our destinations is expected to change. With this in mind, the government has started accelerating its plans for a no deal EU exit and wants to ensure you are also prepared for any changes that come from a no deal Brexit. UK passport holders are advised to check their passports to see whether it is valid for travel after March 29th 2019. If you do not yet have a UK passport, more info will follow in the coming weeks. After March 29th 2019, you should ensure that you have a minimum of 6 months validity left on your UK passport from Read more ...
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Bansko has once again been named "Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort" at the 2018 World Ski Awards held on November 18th in Kitzbühel, Austria. This marks the fifth consecutive time that Bansko has won the prestigious award since the World Ski Awards were first launched back in 2013. Furthermore, a Balkan Holidays customer favourite, the 5* Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena in Bansko took home the "Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel" award, making it a good night for the resort. Launched in 2013, the World Ski Awards was created to drive up standards within the ski tourism industry by rewarding organisations that are Read more ...
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If you live in or near London, don't forget to put the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival in your diary taking place at Battersea Park, Battersea Evolution between the 25th -28th October 2018. Balkan Holidays are proud to offer you the best value and widest choice of skiing and boarding holidays to Bulgaria, Slovenia and Romania. Our holidays start from £244pp, ski packs from £123pp and a lift pass from £94pp plus we have special show discounts so come and visit us on stand 306. So why not come along and join us by booking your tickets in advance, also don't forget to check out our great Read more ...
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Summer 2019 Holidays Now On Sale! Published: 05 Apr 2019
We are delighted to announce that our summer 2019 programme is now on sale, the earliest we have ever been on sale for the next summer season! Initially there will be a selected number of our best selling hotels in Bulgaria available, however, it won’t be long until all our great value holidays to Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro will be on sale.    Despite the weakness of the pound we have held prices on hundreds of holidays for summer 2019. This, together with Sunny Beach coming top of the recent Post Office survey for the cheapest holiday resort confirms that Balkan Holidays offers the best overall value Read more ...
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NEW WINTER 2018/19 BROCHURE OUT NOW Published: 12 Feb 2018
Balkan Holidays are pleased to announce the release of our new Winter 2018/19 1st Edition brochure packed with a choice of over 50 hotels and apartments in the countries of Bulgaria, Slovenia and Romania. Take a look at what we’ve packed inside... • Prices from £279pp. • Low Deposit – A low deposit of £70pp is available for a limited period. • Free Child Places & Great Discounts for Children. • Departures from 11 UK airports – Including Bristol, East Midlands, Gatwick, Manchester and more. • Free Luggage Allowance – 20 kilos per person on all package holidays. • 5% Read more ...
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According to the latest Post Office Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer, Sunny Beach, Bulgaria has taken the top spot for the first time with a clear margin of victory over its two closest rivals, Japan and the Algarve. Its reputation for value made 2017 a good year for Bulgaria and the Bulgarian lev’s appearance in the Post Office’s Fastest Growing Currencies chart was evidence of increased consumer demand. At £37.92 for eight tourist items including a meal for two, drinks, suncream and insect repellent, Sunny Beach can expect to attract more bargain-hunters in the year ahead. Andrew Brown of Post Office Travel Money Read more ...
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New Summer Brochure Out Now Published: 26 Oct 2017
Our new Summer 2018 Main Edition Brochure is now on sale and we’ve packed all this into our brochure just for you... •    The widest choice of holidays to Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro. •    Prices from £199pp - We’ve held our prices on thousands of holidays for next summer. •    A low deposit of £49 per person (Bulgaria) •    5% Loyalty Discount for repeat customers. •    Flights from 17 UK airports with low flight supplements. •    Early Bookings Discounts - Save up to Read more ...
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Over 30 travel companies have donated prizes for the Together Forever Big Prize Draw organised by Westoe Travel following the Ariana Grande terror attack. Based in South Shields, the agency is raising money for the families of its trainee Chloe Rutherford and boyfriend Liam Curry, who died in the attack, in Manchester on May 22. Travel companies who have given prizes so far include Emirates, which has donated two return UK-Dubai tickets and Balkan Holidays, who has donated a 7 night Summer 2018 package holiday to Bulgaria. National Holidays is giving away a two-day mystery coach holiday; Superbreak has donated a £100 voucher, Read more ...
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