These results are fairly remarkable, and puts paid to the myths that a staycation is the only way to save money on a holiday, and that the recession has put luxury holidays out of reach of the average customer
(PRWeb UK) July 26, 2010
A week’s holiday at Mediterranean hotspots such as Greece, Turkey and Cyprus is cheaper than a comparable holiday in the UK, according to a survey conducted by Tesco Travel Money. Researchers compared holidays across fourteen of the top holiday destinations for Britons for the results. It turns out if you’re looking for a cheap holiday, forget staying at home – vacationing abroad still offers better value for money.
The survey finds that the overall average cost to a British family of four for a one week holiday is £2,076. Shockingly, a holiday to Brighton comes far above that, at £2,209. Meanwhile, holidays to Athens, Greece (£2,054); Bodrum, Turkey (£1,819); Limassol, Cyprus (£1,739); and Sofia, Bulgaria (£1,221) trump the seaside town.
“These results are fairly remarkable, and puts paid to the myths that a staycation is the only way to save money on a holiday, and that the recession has put luxury holidays out of reach of the average customer,” says Thomas Kempster, Director of holiday portal Packyourbags.com. “These destinations are no secret, however. We’ve seen that sales of Greece holidays have increased on the same period as last year, despite the recession, meaning savvy British holidaymakers are discovering how affordable a holiday abroad still is.”
The survey’s figures include accommodation, car hire, food and spending money. And while these figures do not include flights, the price gap means that even if you factor in a few budget flights, you’re still better off – and for your money you’re guaranteed sunshine and warm beaches.
John Howells, head of Travel Money at Tesco Bank, said of the survey’s results: “Holiday costs have clearly been impacted by the Euro exchange rate and rising costs in the recession. Therefore families wanting a holiday on a shoe string really need to do their research to make their money go further.”
Packyourbags.com offers package holidays from the UK’s top providers to all the Brighton-busting destinations mentioned in the survey, whether you’re looking for last-minute holidays to Turkey or Bulgarian bargains.
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