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July 1, 2018, by Mark Thomas

Does demand create supply or does supply create demand? A question that sounds like something taken from an economics class. When it comes to the travel industry, the same question […]

Opinion: Bulgaria’s extended winter tourism season

April 5, 2018, by Mark Thomas

As the winter ski season nears its end and before we get to read the official statistics that show that “2018 was a record year with x per cent ...

Air travel and tourism: Options become more exotic

February 27, 2018, by Mark Thomas

The laws of economics and of supply-and-demand theory seem to be severely questioned when low-cost airlines enter a market. It seems that in most case ...

Contemplating the ski season in Bulgaria

November 18, 2017, by Mark Thomas

On October 14, as the sun shone down on Sofia and the population lapped up the late summer sun, the ski season opened in Kitzbühel. This was the firs ...

  • Bulgaria’s 2018 EU Presidency: Bedtime stories
    November 13, 2017, by Mark Thomas

    The acceleration of the date when Bulgaria will take over the seat of the EU Presidency from the first half of 2018 will no doubt have sent the local state […]

  • Travel: Second time around
    June 3, 2013, by Mark Thomas

    The tales of low cost carriers and how the low cost model is becoming de facto the norm across Europe and other parts of the globe and talk often expands […]

  • Frequent flyer miles: Frequently misunderstood
    April 21, 2013, by Mark Thomas

    It was once said that there were more airline frequent flyer miles in circulation in the United States than there were dollar bills. While this may or may not be […]

  • Travel: Fair or not?
    February 8, 2013, by Mark Thomas

    If your train from Sofia to Stara Zagora or your bus from Rousse to Varna is cancelled due to snow drifts and thick ice making travel unsafe and impossible, I […]

  • Travel: Game changing
    February 1, 2013, by Mark Thomas

    Airlines such as Lufthansa, Air France and BA have one problem with their European flights; they lose money with them – a lot of money. Their European flights are to […]

  • Travel: Getting the job done
    December 7, 2012, by Mark Thomas

    In Europe, the power of democracy is such that whenever there is a good idea, the lunatic fringe which regardless is always plus/minus 10 per cent of the population, does […]