Bulgaria/Canada tipped for strong W06/7


Bulgaria is emerging as a top ski destination after ‘over-delivering on expectations’, according to lastminute.com. Travel director John Bevan said: ‘Last year people went there to see what it was like, and feedback from our customers has proven that the quality of accommodation, runs and lifts surpassed expectations, meaning this year they’ll be heading back for their main snow break.’Canada is also expected to build on a strong W05/6, although lastmintue.com admitted that Canada’s popularity last winter was driven by low lead-in prices.For W06/7 lastminute.com is launching winter activity holidays while adding Slovenia, Romania and Serbia to its ski offer. Twin centre long-haul holidays are also being pushed this winter. For winter sun, it tips Mexico and DomRep for a strong summer. New York is expected to be the most popular winter city, driven by the strength of the pound against the dollar.The dotcom also said that many Brits will be taking their main annual holiday in the winter. ‘With the trend for late bookings the Brits are going further for longer, as they use up their annual holiday at the back end of the year,’ said Bevan.