By Euro Weekly News Media • 24 July 2014 • 12:18
A Post Office Travel Money survey has concluded that the stronger pound and lower prices in foreign resorts has made European holidaying 31% cheaper for Brits.
The survey also named Bulgaria and Spain as the best-value holidays whereas Italy and France were the most expensive.
Travellers most also be careful because common holiday purchases such as beach toys, sun cream and insect repellent can be up to 80% more expensive in upper market resorts.
The survey found that the best-value resorts are located in Bulgaria. The second place went to Costa del Sol and third was Crete. On the other hand, Sorrento was one of the most expensive of the resorts.
Andrew Brown of Post Office Travel Money explained that, ‘Paying for meals is likely to have the biggest impact on the family budget.
“Price variations in popular destinations are much greater than you might expect so those who have still to book would be well advised to do some homework to find out where feeding the family will cost least.
“For those on a strict budget Sunny Beach and the Costa del Sol look to be unbeatable value.
“However, competition between restaurants in Sorrento and Porec means that families visiting these resorts will pay a lot less than a year ago.”
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