Bulgaria is the cheapest travel destination for Brits
Bulgaria is the least expensive tourist destination for Britons, the cost index from Post Office Travel Money has revealed. A consument basket of 10 typical holiday items - including beer, sun-cream and a three-course meal costs just GBP 42.79 in the Balkan country, 4% less than last year. The second least-expensive destination was Turkey where the items at beach resort Marmaris cost GBP 54.22, a decrease by 22% compared with 2011 prices. The third place is for Portugal (GBP 56.46.)
The pound is currently stronger than many rival currencies and Britons will receive as much as 14% more cash for their summer 2012 trips to Europe compared with last year vacations, the survey says. "Prices at most resorts and currency exchange rates constantly change, so it is worth doing some research to check the rates before booking a holiday. It is also worth considering how you plan to spend your holiday cash" Post Office Travel Money head Andrew Brown has commented, as cited by The Daily Mail. He has explained that the index includes the price of one meal and differences are likely to occur if one decides to eat out every night. "For example, according to our research, dining out for seven nights in either Bulgaria or Portugal will cost less than £175 but over £280 in Spain, France or Malta," he added.