Current research shows that Greece and Cyprus still rank amongst the cheapest holiday destinations when it comes to actual package holiday cost, as well as for associated expenses like car hire and entertainment
(PRWeb UK) June 25, 2010
Holidays in Greece have been labeled as expensive since the country entered the Eurozone, but scratch the surface of all the hype and you'll find things aren't that simple. "Current research shows that Greece and Cyprus still rank amongst the cheapest holiday destinations when it comes to actual package holiday cost, as well as for associated expenses like car hire and entertainment," confirms Packyourbags.com director Thomas Kempster. "Despite the Euro's woes, both countries are still brilliant value. Surprisingly enough Greece is actually cheaper than Turkey, which is often seen as the most economical destination of the lot!"
So what's going on? For a start, people have started to book their holidays to Greece strategically, at different times of year. Off peak holidays are always cheaper than high season and they're becoming more and more popular. Consumers still want low cost Greece holidays and they're prepared to compromise to get them!
Because both countries are blessed with superb summer weather and long hours of sunshine the holiday season is extra long, lasting from May to late October. Cyprus also enjoys very mild winters so welcomes visitors all year round. Which makes it an ideal long stay destination as well as a wonderful place to buy a second home.
Greece and Cyprus are also ideal last minute package holiday destinations, with rock bottom flights and rooms at bargain prices. Plus the wobbly Greek economy means local hotels, transport companies, restaurants and tourist facilities have slashed their prices to a minimum to draw more visitors.
"Against all the odds, choosing holidays to Greece and Cyprus this year could still prove your lowest cost option," concludes Kempster. "It's good to know that two of tour most enduringly popular holiday destinations are still up for grabs... despite everything!"
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Packyourbags.com was founded in 2001, an early mover onto the internet offering cheap holidays to a variety of European destinations. It has since broadened its product offering to include destinations outside Europe including the Maldives and the Caribbean.
The business is founded on providing affordable holidays to popular destinations, employing knowledgeable, friendly staff and delivering quality advice. The end result is a service that combines internet technology and low costs with the kind of personal service found on the high street. A healthy percentage of repeat customers testifies to their success.
The CTT Group, Packyourbags.com's owners, turn over more than £13m a year and employs more than 40 people, across three locations in Tunbridge Wells and one in south Wales. Because the company is fully bonded and licensed with ABTA, ATOL & IATA everything sold is fully licensed and protected.
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