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Bulgaria 'offers top affordability'

People looking for a cut-price break overseas to celebrate their stag night this year might consider a trip to Bulgaria.

The eastern European country now boasts over 3,000 hotels across lively resorts and cities such as Sofia, Plovdiv and the popular Black Sea coast, meaning revellers face no shortage of accommodation.

Tourist officials and hotel owners are expecting visitor numbers to surge during 2009, despite the downturn, with the country's value-for-money offerings set to lure tourists from across the globe.

Joseph Upchurch, managing director of overseas property developer Aston Lloyd, said: "Aside from its rich culture and varied landscape, one of the key appeals of visiting Bulgaria is its affordability."

He added that the country is now the seventh-cheapest place in the world to holiday, while the range of activities available makes it appealing to tourists of all tastes.

Those who like the idea of a trip overseas to celebrate their stag night might also consider paying a visit to Croatia, which offers "good value for money" and "a choice for everyone", according to director of the Croatian National Tourist office for the UK and Ireland Meri Matesic.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19073104-ADNFCR