Sofia, Bulgaria recently topped the list of destinations in Europe well worth exploring for event planners seeking ways to stretch their budgets. Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and the country’s largest city.
The value of the Bulgarian Lev has been declining from about 0.80 cents in 2009 to 0.67 cents today. Transfers from the airport to the city center are US$6.65 to US$8.00. According to the Price of Travel’s 3-star Traveler Index, accommodation, transportation, food and attractions can come in at under $50 a day. Even if groups opt for 5 star accommodation it won’t blow the budget. For example, our recent price check revealed standard rooms at Kempinski Hotel Zografski Sofia for just under US$100 a night and, at the Grand Hotel Sofia, a superior room was US$130.