From Turkey to Thailand, the destinations where the British pound grows the most have been revealed.
The list of 10 destinations was compiled by which one?travelcompared average flight and hotel prices, the strength of the pound, and the cost of food and drink at various short and long-haul destinations.
Commenting on the findings with Guy Hobbs, editor of Which? Travel said: Choosing the right location can save you a lot of money. Our research shows that just £10 can buy you 22 bottles of local beer in Bulgaria or 16 cups of coffee in Turkey. Scroll down for more information on each destination…
Bulgaria. Return flight: £117 (1,010 kg CO2). Hotel: £60
The destinations where the pounds stretch the most have been revealed by Which? Travel, and Bulgaria is one of his 10 hotspots on the list. Above is the town of Nesebar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the country.
which one? says that in Bulgaria “you can find terracotta tiled roofs and sandy beaches reminiscent of Croatia, but for a small fee.”
A 3- to 4-star hotel in the popular Sunny Beach resort costs just £60 a night, and a 3-course meal for two with wine costs less than £20.
According to Which?, snacks are good deals across the country, with coffee at 60p, a large bottle of water at 40p, and two cold beers for less than £1.
Watchdogs also recommend learning about the 3,000-year history of the UNESCO-listed town of Nessebar to the south and discovering the ‘magnificent’ architecture of Sofia, the country’s capital, nestled at the foot of Mount Vitosha. doing.
turkey. Return flight: £209 (1,201 kg CO2). Hotel: £70
Turkey offers great value, which one? At the popular beach resort of Marmaris (pictured), a three-course meal costs him just £7.50.
When it comes to wine and food, Turkey is overall the cheapest destination on the list.
“A three-course meal costs just £7.50 per person at popular beach resort Marmaris, but drinks cost less than £5,” it said.
Watchdog continues: “Massive inflation means the pound’s strength against the lira has increased by 80% since 2018, so make the most of your shopping at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.”
which one? We also recommend stopping in Izmir on the Aegean coast. Izmir has many historical sites to visit and many beaches, restaurants and hotels to choose from.
Portugal. Return flight: £119 (776 kg CO2). Hotel: £91
3- and 4-star hotels across Portugal average less than £100 per night.Above is Lisbon, the coastal capital
which one? “The value of the pound against the euro has plummeted since Brexit, but Portugal is one of the eurozone destinations where cash works better depending on where you are going.”
In the popular Algarve region, a dinner for two costs about £20, and three- and four-star hotels across the country average less than £100 per night.
Highlights include sampling at Porto’s harbor, traveling around the coastal city of Albufeira, and a Lisbon tram ride. “Whichever you choose, you can watch the sunset with a cold bottle of Sagres or a glass of vinho, both of which average him only £1,” adds Watchdog.
Spain. Return flight: £130 (677 kg CO2). Hotel: £112
which one? Barcelona says that for “about £112 per night, you can wake up and open the shutters to the sights of La Sagrada Familia” (above).
In Spain, a cafe con leche costs just £1.19. This is half the price in Greece. Reveal.
He also points out that in Barcelona, ”For about £112 a night, you can wake up in the morning and open the shutters to see the Sagrada Familia.”
However, it’s not cheap anywhere in Spain, and eating out in the Canaries and Balearic Islands costs £8 more than on the mainland.
Hungary. Return flight: £97 (603 kg CO2). Hotel: £77
Flights to Hungary are great value at under £50 each way.Thermal pool in Budapest above
Hungary is the third cheapest country on the list and has the second best exchange rate. Reveal. A bargain flight at under £50 each way is a bonus.
Observer said: “In Budapest he gets his 3-course dinner and a bottle of wine with a traveling companion for £55. Not bad for the capital. Have a nightcap along the main street of Vaci Street.” and he’ll get back five pounds.”
For a beach break outside the city, which would you choose? We propose a visit to the freshwater Lake Balaton in the west of the country.
Thailand. Return flight: £607 (5,480 kg CO2). Hotel: £78
Thailand can be enjoyed on a “small budget,” says Which?Above is Koh Samui, one of the recommended spots
which one? said that Thailand is one of the cheapest long-haul destinations on the list and that you can “easily live on a tight budget” while there.
“Usually for as little as £5 you can buy two bowls of Pad Thai and a Chang beer in a simple restaurant or street stall,” he says, leaving tourist destinations such as Phuket, where you can enjoy a three-course meal, to find more. adds that the value awaits. About £25 per person with wine.
which one? We recommend exploring the country by train. This is an affordable mode of transportation and the sleeper service saves him one night’s room rate. Famous for its beaches, Koh Samui is one of the destinations he recommends visiting.
South Africa. Return flight: £607 (5,570 kg CO2). Hotel: £78
On your visit to South Africa, which one? We recommend investing your money in a ‘once in a lifetime wildlife experience’ such as the Kruger National Park (above) or a safari in Sabi Sands.
“South Africa may not be the cheapest place to go, but once you’re there, you don’t have to dig too deep into your wallet,” he says. travel.
For example, in Cape Town you would pay about £20 per person for a three course meal with a bottle of wine and £1.55 per cup of coffee. Reveal.
Watchdog recommends investing money in a “once in a lifetime wildlife experience,” such as a safari in Kruger National Park or Sabi Sands.
Florida, USA. Return flight: £466 (3,360 kg CO2). Hotel: £179
Florida is “a more affordable US option when the pound is falling against the dollar,” says which one?Tour the Everglades (above) by airboat while you’re there
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Items and attractions can be more expensive in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, but in general Sunshine State is “a more affordable US option at a time when the pound is weakening against the dollar.” points out.
which one? A cup of coffee costs an average of £1.87 in Orlando, and his three-course dinner for two with a bottle of wine costs about £44, according to. This is about the same amount you would pay in Spain.
Any tips for guard dog travel? Tour the Everglades by airboat or look for wild dolphins off Daytona Beach.
Mauritius. Return flight: £695 (5,229 kg CO2). Hotel: £16
You’ll get your money’s worth on a visit to Mauritius – Pound strength against Mauritian rupee has risen since 2016
“It’s not cheap to fly compared to our other destinations, but once you’re there, eating and drinking is pretty reasonable,” said Mauritius, noting that the strength of the pound against the Mauritian rupee has increased since 2016. added that it was increasing.
“Two coffees while shopping for souvenirs around the Grand Baie Bazaar will give you change from £5. A slap-up crab curry with appetizer and dessert is around £25 per person.”
which one? Hike the Black River Gorges National Park, take a catamaran tour of the Boreal Islets, or simply lie on the beach.
Costa Rica. Return flight: £569 (4,464 kg CO2). Hotel: £153
Costa Rica is cheaper to fly than Mexico or Argentina.While there, admire the ‘milky crater lake’ of Irazu, the largest active volcano in the country
which one? said Costa Rica’s “unmatched” exchange rate makes it an excellent value long-haul destination.
Watchdog notes that it’s cheaper to fly than to Mexico or Argentina, and you’ll make even more money while you’re there. It’s just over £50 (versus almost £60 in Mexico), and two local beers cost less than £5.”
When you get there, which one? recommends “gazing at the milky crater lake” of Irras, the country’s largest active volcano, or soaking up the culture in the capital, San Jose.
- Prices are correct at the time of writing.