Bulgaria: the most popular and the course of the season
Tour operators this year are seeing a decline of sales in the area as compared with the previous year, but nevertheless the direction has good demand and is among the popular holiday destinations of summer 2015. The portal TRN asked the operators in the course of the season and found out which hotels are most in demand among Russians.
According to lead product Manager of TUI Russia Veronika Patinoi . this year, the country can compete on price not only with Turkey and Egypt. but with the Russian resorts .
“The resorts have beautiful sandy beaches and developed infrastructure. For the summer season 2015 we left last year’s volume of traffic. well in the current market situation. In addition, we have received favorable contracts with hotels. providing additional discounts. Bulgaria now ranks 3rd among the most popular destinations of summer-2015 (along with Montenegro ), ” she says.
In ANEX Tour also note that sales Bulgaria are going well.
“The tour operator ANEX Tour was in Bulgaria last year, so can only give a conditional analysis. At the moment, the demand fell, but with the decline in transportation this year, overall, sales are going well. The average duration of 10-11 days, the cost of 350-600 euros per person (July,August), in June were leisure options at 150-200 euros,” said TRN in the press-service of the company.
According to TUI, the average sales depth for Bulgaria (tours in summer) – 53 days, which is 22% less compared to the same period last year, when the index averaged 68 days. The average check per person in dollar terms – 691 $, which is 17% less than last year (830$).
In “BALKAN EXPRESS” note that the season is shaping up with the expected downturn, but in early July there is growing demand for holidays in Bulgaria .
“Especially a lot of buying tickets “Varna, Burgas” with the possibility of departure to Varna and return via the beach. Tourists are attracted by the low ticket price of 190 Euro and free transfers from Varna airport Burgas. This contributes to the expansion of Charter programs for flights of airline “Yamal” which we will fly from Moscow to Bourgas on July 31. Thanks to discounts from hotels and extended Charter programme the minimum cost of a weekly batch tour “BALKAN EXPRESS” on the next date, for example, from 27 July to 3 August, with accommodation in 3* hotel in Albena with tickets, food, insurance and the transfer is 18 000, 19 000 Sunny beach and Golden Sands – 21 000 rubles per person, excluding visas,” – said the press service of the operator.
Most popular cheap segment hotels of 2-3 stars.
Varna: GLORIA 3*, ATLANT 3*
Burgas: AZURO 3*, MPM ROYAL CENTRAL 3*, APOLIS 3*
Bulgarian hotels have always been distinguished affordability and excellent ratio price/quality, so this season, as before, the most popular 4*.
This year the greatest demand is for exclusive hotels TUI Russia: Sol Nessebar Bay 4* (Nessebar) – it offers a children’s club TUI Toucan, Perla Royal 5*, Perla Beach Resort 4* Perla Sun Park 4*, Perla Plaza 3* (seaside), Longoza 4* Sunny Day Club 3* (Sunny beach), Serenity Bay Beachclub 4* (Tsarevo).
A list of the most popular hotel “BALKAN EXPRESS”
The most popular this season is still a week holidays in the hotels of an average price category 3* and 4*. In Albena the most popular Amelia 3* Breakfast, Dobrudja 3* Kaliopa 3* half Board, Hotel Kompas 3* “all inclusive”. In Sunny beach the most in-demand three-pointers: Augusta, Arda, Aurelia, Continental, Tia Maria. On the Golden Sands of a well-booked Ambassador, Briz, Sunny Varshava and Tintyava.
Interestingly, the prices on the Quartet’s three most popular Bulgarian resort line up in reverse order: Shipka and Helios SPA & Resort in Golden Sands cheaper than Kotva and Ivana Palace in Sunny beach and hotels 4* Albena – Laguna Beach, Laguna Mare, Malibu and Flamingo. The service and the quality of these hotels more than match the declared value.