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:

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.’

Norwegian Holidays relaunches package holiday experience with TripX

Norwegian Holidays has said that it has relaunched with a new package holiday experience with new partner TripX, offering holidaymakers a choice of more than 100 destinations.

TripX is a package travel company and one of the fastest growing travel companies in the Nordic region. The new holiday platform allows customers to search and booking their holiday. The platform offers a dedicated destination finder and holidaymakers can search for their next holiday by themes such as adult only, all-inclusive or boutique.

Eivind W. Christiansen, SVP Digital Innovation & Norwegian Holidays, said ‘Whether you want to go to a big city or enjoy a classic beach holiday destination Norwegian Holidays offers the best package choice at the lowest prices. Since 2012, Norwegian Holidays has helped hundreds of thousands of travellers to enjoy great value holidays to a range of destinations and now it is time to offer a more modern and user-friendly solution to adapt to increasing demand. We believe that the intuitive new design, combined with quality products in terms of both aircraft and hotels, will ensure that consumers continue to choose a package deal with Norwegian Holidays when they travel.’

Norwegian carries nearly six million UK passengers each year from London Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester Airports to 30 destinations worldwide. The airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world, including next-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 737 MAX and Boeing 737-800s. Norwegian is also the only airline to offer free inflight WiFi on UK flights to more than 30 European destinations.

Holidaymakers who book a Norwegian Holidays package and are members of the free to join Norwegian loyalty scheme, Norwegian Reward, will earn two percent CashPoints on all trips. Tickets for the package holidays are available to book at, it said.

How to Book a Ski Holiday on a Budget

A new Club Hotel in Zermatt with package prices starting at just GBP549 pp is just what was needed to fill a hole in the holiday types available in one of Switzerland’s most popular alpine resorts, reports Angus Kinloch, Managing director of the UK’s largest independent online ski holiday agent.

Zermatt is one of Switzerland’s best loved resorts, and with fantastic budget ski holidays from Skiline it is no longer simply for well heeled clients who opt for the luxury of the resort’s many 4 and 5* hotels. Many of the British skiers heading to Zermatt choose to stay in one of the increasing number of catered chalets that are now available, but even these can be expensive too with prices for an average non peak week costing around GBP700-800 per person for a chalet package deal with flights and transfers.

Now thanks to Skiline’s new Zermatt arrival, the Club Hotel Atlanta makes a great choice for skiers and snowboarders on a budget to try out this world class resort. Prices start at just GBP549 when deducting the early booking discounts. The average week cost is around GBP550 to low GBP700 for a week stay based on catered chalet board, and with flights from several UK airports it represents fantastic value for money.

Responding to warm reviews of the hotel on Trip Advisor, Angus Kinloch, Skiline’s Managing Director, notes, “It’s clear that the location is a winner with 2 of the 3 main lifts being easily reached on foot in a few minutes while its central village location is perfect for the night life. It’s the food that seems to have been the failing point so this is where we expect to see things improve under the new management at the hotel.”

Club Hotel Atlanta is a simple style hotel of around 3* standard; advantages of staying there are the price and the inspiring views of the famous Matterhorn peak. Not all of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms so early booking is recommended.

The package deal offers flights from Gatwick, Stanstead, Southampton, Exeter, Jersey, Bristol, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Isle of Man, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast.

Transfers are included with a 2.5 hour coach journey plus 10 minutes via rail.

All meals on normal chalet board are included in the price, but it’s important to note that on one evening the chalet staff have a well earned night off so dining on this evening will be at your own expense. The meals included are hot and cold breakfast, afternoon freshly baked cakes, tea and coffee and finally a 5 course evening meal with a choice all served with unlimited wine and coffee.

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