Brits are flocking to party town where pints cost 80p and hotel rooms are £9
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British tourists have been making a beeline for a party town where the pints cost less than a quid and accommodation is super cheap.
It’s always the same sort of places, and it’s always the same sort of stuff.
Get a cheap flight, get a cheap hotel, head out drinking as soon as you arrive, wake up late, spend the day beside the pool nursing your head, then back on it as night falls.
Beautiful simplicity, if you’re into that sort of stuff.
But, with places like Magaluf and Amsterdam planning on changing the rules to stop so-called ‘nuisance tourism’, perhaps you might need to look a bit further afield.
This place we are about to tell you about it a bit further off the beaten track than Spain, Greece, or Portugal.
It’s actually in Bulgaria, and it’s a place called Sunny Beach.
Created in 1958 as a way to entice families to come to the seaside, it has grown to become the largest tourist draw in Bulgaria.
Nowadays, it doesn’t seem like the sort of place that you’d take your family, as a new documentary series called Emergency on Sunny Beach suggests.
In this six-part E4 show, the impact of British tourists on the area are laid bare.
There’s excessive drinking – as you’d expect – but also raunchy behaviour and drug use.
With pints at 80p each, it would be pretty cheap to have a big night out in Sunny Beach, if you wanted to.
What’s more, with hotels costing as little as £10 per night, you can kip there on the cheap as well.
The prices are still low in the high season, when temperatures average out at about 26C, too.
With the new rules set to come into force in other destinations Sunny Beach could become the magnet for people looking for ‘that’ sort of holiday.
However, it does come with problems, and each year Sunny Beach has to bring in an extra 40 police officers and 130 lifeguards to attempt to keep everyone safe.
On the show, a police woman describes what she deals with: "At night the central part of the resort goes through a change, the clubs open, it’s full of people with loose morals, a lot of drugs and booze.
"In my view the usual British tourist looks like this — fair skin, a bit chubby and wearing as little clothing as possible, always very loud and covered in tattoos.
"Compared to other nationalities the British tourists are always very loud and jolly."
A colleague adds: "The British people cause the most problems because they can’t drink."
Well, 80p pints can do that to a person.