Balkan Holidays announces value holidays to Bulgaria from Cardiff

Balkan Holidays is offering a deal for summer getaways with packages starting from £235, subject to availability.

Bulgaria is an exciting destination with glorious weather, beautiful sandy beaches, quality hotels, and low local prices. Bordering Greece and Turkey, Bulgaria boasts temperatures between 25 and 30-degreeC, making it a top choice for sun seekers.

Balkan Holidays is operating direct flights from Cardiff Wales Airport, with value holiday packages available for travel in the coming weeks. Starting at £235, these packages include return flights, luggage allowance, hotel accommodation, and transfers, and with a range of hotels from 2 to 5 stars. The holiday can be booked at: balkanholidays.co.uk

Chris Rand, Marketing Manager at Balkan Holidays, said: ‘We have some great value holidays to Bulgaria on our flights from Cardiff this summer, especially during June and early July. The weather out there is fabulous right now so Bulgaria really is a great choice for a late break this summer.’

Holidaymakers can enjoy a three-course meal at a local restaurant for about £15, a bottle of local wine for under £5, and a local beer for around £1.50. Sunny Beach, the main resort, offers two aqua parks, water sports, and a llama park. For a taste of local history, visitors can take a boat trip to Nessebar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lee Smith, Head of Business Development at Cardiff Wales Airport, said: ‘Balkan has great holiday deals for our customers this summer, offering great value for money. This is giving people in Wales and the south west of England more choice to discover beautiful Bulgaria. This year, we are celebrating 45 years of Balkan’s highly popular flights from Wales. We are very proud of this and look forward to another great summer.’

British Airways announces annual flight and holiday deals for 2024

British Airways and its subsidiary, British Airways Holidays, have launched their annual sale, extending until January 30, 2024.

This sale offers substantial discounts on flights and holiday packages for more than 80 destinations worldwide, enticing travellers planning their journeys throughout the upcoming year.

For transatlantic travellers, British Airways presents return flight deals, such as flights to New York starting from £356, Orlando from £386, and San Francisco from £415. Sun-seekers can avail discounted return fares to destinations like Dubai from £449, the Dominican Republic from £556, and the newly added route, Abu Dhabi, from £429. Select routes offer the option to upgrade to World Traveller Plus (premium economy) for an additional £199.

For those desiring a luxurious European getaway, British Airways provides savings on Club Europe (short-haul business class) return flights to destinations such as Pisa from £194, Venice from £277, and Valencia from £205. Long-haul travellers can book return Club World (long-haul business class) flights starting from £1,769, with options like Delhi and Bangaluru available from £2,199.

Claire Bentley, British Airways Holidays’ Managing Director, said: ‘We have something special for everyone this January Sale. Beach break enthusiasts, all-inclusive lovers, and culture vultures alike can find a deal to suit their tastes. I hope that these savings will entice them to plan their next holiday soon and have a well-deserved break to look forward to in 2024.’

British Airways Holidays is offering seven-night holiday packages to European beach destinations, including Malta, Algarve, and Malaga, starting from £249 per person. This includes return flights, accommodation, and, in some cases, breakfast, equivalent to £35 per day.

For those looking for U.S. adventures, packages include seven nights in Orlando starting from £529 per person, three nights in New York from £529, and five nights in Las Vegas from £999. Additionally, dream holidays to the Caribbean, with seven nights in Tobago or St Kitts from £619, and Barbados or Aruba from £699, are available.

Avios offers are in place for further discounts, with Executive Club Members able to book trips to Orlando or New York starting from 123,300 Avios per person or a seven-night B&B stay in Tenerife from 79,500 Avios per person.

easyJet announces flights and holidays packages for winter 2024

easyJet, the European budget airline, has announced the launch of its winter 2024 schedule for sale, offering millions of seats across 138,000 easyJet flights between December 1, 2023 and March 23, 2024.

With flights to 125 destinations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East from 21 UK airports, the UK-based airline offers over 70,000 flights for next winter which are now available so customers can book early to obtain cheaper deals.

Flights include: London Gatwick to Innsbruck from £32.99, and to Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura from £38.998; London Luton to Geneva and Innsbruck from £32.99, Bristol to Geneva and Innsbruck from £26.99, and to Gran Canaria from £35.99, Manchester to Geneva from £29.99* and to Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura from £35.99; Liverpool to Geneva from £26.99 and to Lanzarote from £29.99; Belfast to Geneva from £26.99, and to Tenerife and Lanzarote from £32.99. Flights are all one way per person including taxes.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, commented: ‘We’re delighted to be putting our flights for winter 2024 on sale today so customers can book early and enjoy great value fares on flights across our unrivalled network across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, providing even more choice to book a festive Christmas trip, a ski getaway or winter sun break. With fares available from just £26.99* and with a host of destinations to choose from like Innsbruck, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, now is a great time to book with easyJet and we look forward to taking even more of our customers away in 2024.’

easyJet has also announced thousands more package holidays for winter 2024 available to book through easyJet holidays. These include the package holiday provider’s top winter destinations, including Iceland, Lanzarote and Disneyland Paris.

The additional packages on offer include seven nights stays in Sharm el Sheikh (for £528 per person, from Bristol on December 6, 2023), Tenerife (for £460 per person, from Belfast on March 20, 2024), Marrakech (for £456 per person, from London Luton on December 7, 2023) and three nights packages to Amsterdam(for £252 per person, from Liverpool December 4, 2023) and Seville (for £351 per person from London Gatwick on December 10, 2023). easyJet holidays packages are all inclusive, covered by its Protection Promise, and include 23kg of luggage per person on all holidays and transfers included on all beach holidays.

The early bird catches the worm…

You may have only just returned from your summer holiday this year, but now is the best time to book up next year’s luxury getaway whilst there are early booking travel offers to snap up.

Sovereign Luxury Holidays has a selection of early bird offers, for departures in May 2012, which will only be available for a limited time.

Active Family Holiday in the Sun

Save £1,059 off a luxury family holiday in Menorca.

Seven nights at the five-star, Insotel Club Punta Prima, with complimentary all inclusive board, return flights and transfers is reduced to £1,315 per family of three in the early bird sale.
Part of the Sovereign Family Collection and just 300 metres from Punta Prima’s beach, the Insotel Club Punta Prima hotel is ideal for those seeking an active family holiday.

Children will be spoilt for choice with a range of facilities and activities catering especially for them, including: the children’s club, children’s pool, playground and children’s menu.

Adults are not forgotten either with: a PADI approved scuba diving school, eight tennis courts, archery, rifle shooting, volleyball, bicycle hire, badminton and a beauty centre, gym, sauna and steam bath, just a selection of the facilities and activities on offer.

Departures are from London Gatwick on 05 May 2012.

Luxury Couples Break in Cyprus

Sovereign is also offering travellers £819 off a luxury Cyprus holiday.

Seven nights at the five-star, Annabelle Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus, with complimentary half board, return flights and transfers is now £799pp.

The hotel is both in the Sovereign Luxury Collection and a member of ‘Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide’ and promises an luxurious and indulgent stay.

Facilities include: two outdoor swimming pools, a cocktail bar with live music, grotto swimming pool with poolside bar, floodlit tennis court, squash court and free steam bath at Almyra Spa. In addition, guests are invited to use the facilities of the adjacent Almyra Hotel, which include the AlmyraSpa and the Kids Club and Creche.

Departures are from Manchester on 16 May 2011.

Indulgent Luxury Get-Away in Crete

Seven nights at the five-star Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas, in Crete, with half board, return flights, transfers and a sea view room is reduced to £699pp, saving £720 per couple.

Nestled on a hillside, the Daios Cove Luxury Resort boasts a fantastic location overlooking the picturesque Daios Cove and the dazzling blue sea, seven kilometres from Aghios Nikolaos.

The impressive infinity pool and adults only pool, complete with a wet bar, provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy the hypnotic views. The hotel also has a sundeck and pier, which offers comfortable sunbeds and direct access to the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea.

For those looking for a pampering experience, the hotel’s spa and health club, Germaine de Capuccini, has a range of rejuvenating treatments, allowing you to truly relax on this luxury holiday.

Departures are from London Gatwick on 06 May 2012.

Luxury Family Break in Majorca

Save £565 on a family break to the popular Spanish island of Majorca. Seven nights at the five-star Pollentia Club Resort with complimentary all inclusive board, return flights and private car transfers is available for £1,385pp in the earlybird sale.

The self-contained complex is just four kilometres from Puerto Pollensa and directly opposite the small beach of Ca’n Cap de Bou. The facilities at the hotel are ideal for sports enthusiasts, with a full programme of organised activities during the day including volleyball, tennis, archery, squash, horse riding and watersports. Children will also be kept fully entertained with the kid’s clubs, which are available for ages 1-12 years.

Departures are from Liverpool on 06 May 2012.

For further early bird offers or to book, visit Sovereign’s summer 2012 offers page or call 0844 415 1984.