Hoteliers in Bulgaria’s winter resort of Bansko are to offer significant discounts to attract guests during the Easter holidays, public broadcaster Bulgarian National Television (BNT) said on March 22.
In Bulgaria, Easter means the Orthodox Christian Easter, this year from April 10 to 13, a week after the Protestant and Roman Catholic Easter. April 2 to 13 also are the dates of school holidays for Bulgaria’s first to 11th-graders.
BNT said that hoteliers would be cutting prices by 30 per cent to attract more tourists during the spring school holidays and Easter holidays.
Hoteliers hoped that the lower prices would persuade Bulgarian tourists to spend their Easter holidays at the resort, the report said.
Conditions at the resort would make skiing possible until May, according to the report.
Separately, state railways BDZ said that it had opened on March 23 advance sales of tickets for train journeys for the Easter holidays.
Tickets were on sale at all stations and railway bureaus in the country.
The advance sales were of tickets for what BDZ classifies as “fast trains” on the country’s major rail routes. Advance sales would continue until April 14, BDZ said.
BDZ said that it would provide additional passenger carriages on trains on the main rail routes in the country at Easter.