Balkan Holidays has introduced five new regional departures to Bulgaria, three new resorts in Croatia, a new Bulgarian golf programme, more all-inclusive hotel packages and a raft of booking incentives and offers to its 2010 programme.

The new Bulgaria flights depart from Bournemouth, Norwich, Blackpool, Inverness and Derry – bringing the total number of regional departure flights to the destination to 24.

While the Croatian resort additions include Slano and Orasac in the Dubrovnik Riviera and the island of Mali Losinj on the Istrian Peninsula.

Perfect for golfers looking for a new emerging golfing destination, Balkan Holidays’ new three, four and seven night golfing packages to Bulgaria will focus on three 18-hole courses, two of which have been designed by Ian Woosnam and Gary Player.

The Air Sofia Golf Club, a mere 40 minute drive from Sofia airport, is perfect for those looking for a budget short golf break.

While the BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas and the Lighthouse Golf Resort are both located close to Cape Kaliakra on the Black Sea Coast and offer stunning coastal views and 5-star accommodation plus facilities including golf academies, swimming pools, restaurants and bars.

Prices start from £309 including three nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, flights, transfers, taxes and two rounds of golf staying at the Lighthouse Golf Resort. The independent operator, which offers the widest choice of holidays to Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro is also featuring a range of discounts, including:

• A low deposit of £45 per person on booking made before 31 October

• Early booking discounts of up to £591 per couple (applies to the Hotel Amfora, Hvar, Croatia)

• Special offers of up to £298 per couple (applies to the hotel Rixos Libertas, Dubrovnik, Croatia)

• Loyalty bonus – Customers who booked and travelled with Balkan Holidays during summer 2008 or summer 2009 seasons qualify for a 5% discount

• Free child places (subject to availability) & child prices from £79

• Single parent savings plus no single supplements on selected hotels and departure dates Due to the continued popularity of all-inclusive packages, Balkan Holidays has added even more all-inclusive hotels to its portfolio, with 50 alone available Bulgaria.

Package holiday prices to Bulgaria start from £219 per person (departing 16 May 2010 from Gatwick, staying at the Hotel Arda in Sunny Beach for seven nights on a bed and breakfast basis)

Travel agents seeking more information can call 0845 135 1114, or visit

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