(PRWEB UK) 27 September 2009
London (PRWeb UK) September 27, 2009 -- With budgets tightening and the Euro having gained in strength, some holidaymakers have been considering alternatives to their favourite European destinations this year. According to world-wide hotels specialist Hotels4u.com, travellers seeking affordable options not too far from home can consider destinations such as Turkey and Egypt for a strong combination of favourable exchange rates cheap accommodation.
Turkey presents itself as a particularly prudent choice for budget-conscious travellers at the moment. The country came in at number four in Thomas Cook's Holiday Cost of Living survey earlier this year offering good news for travellers hoping to minimise their day to day spend while away. The average combined price of a beer in a bar, coffee in a restaurant and three course meal came to £33.74, compared with £48.51 in the UK.
Turkey's currency - the Lira - has played a major role in it becoming a best buy location. The country still has a number of years before it can join the EU and start thinking about swapping its Lira for the Euro. With an exchange rate of around 2.4 Lira to the Pound, visitors can expect a bit more for their money, particularly when compared with some of Turkey's European neighbours. Cheap deals on accommodation offer another bonus for holidaymakers. All inclusive hotels in Turkey can be found for as low as £10 per person per night this October*.
Steven Moore, Head of eCommerce at Hotels4u.com, comments: "Turkey is offering a great mix at the moment. Its location just outside the Eurozone means it offers real benefits for holidaymakers who want to get some summer or winter sun but who don't want to travel beyond Europe. Meanwhile, the deals on accommodation are incredible."
Across the water from Turkey, there are more cheap deals available in Egypt. In terms of day to day affordability, the country followed hot on the heels of Turkey in the Thomas Cook Holiday Cost of Living survey, coming in at number five. A beer, coffee and three course meal came to on average £34.01. Meanwhile, deals on all inclusive deals offer further value for holidaymakers who decide to choose the land of the Pharaohs for their next getaway. Two people can enjoy a seven night all inclusive stay for just over £18 per person per night this October.
Steven comments: "We're seeing a lot of special offers in Egypt at the moment, so in many cases people are getting to enjoy higher quality accommodation for much less than they would usually expect to pay. When it comes to half board and bed and breakfast options prices are dropping as low as around £9 per person per night this October. Going all inclusive, though, will help to keep general day to day costs down."
For more information on the latest deals on hotels in Egypt and Turkey, visit http://www.hotels4u.com
*Prices based on two people sharing for seven nights