Post Office Travel Money has just released its definitive list of the cheapest 2017 overseas holiday destinations for Britons. The Algarve region of southern Portugal topped the table in a survey which compared the costs of standard holiday necessities and spending.
Although the Algrave was a clear winner as a destination for cash-strapped Brits, only two of the other locations in the Top 10 were outside Europe. The Post Office travel survey did not factor in the cost of flights to the 44 holiday global hotspots included in the research.
What was included were the average prices for meals, coffee and other beverages, suntan lotion and mosquito repellent. Post Office Travel Money notes that UK holidaymakers can save on costs by opting for short haul. The savings on the lower cost of these holiday necessities will be enhanced by cheaper flights as well.
Looking at the Post Office’s rankings for holiday choices for the budget conscious, Sunny Beach in Bulgaria was second. The Black Sea seaside town was followed by Spain’s Costa del Sol region and Marmaris in Turkey in third and fourth positions respectively. The Czech Republic’s capital city, Prague, took the number five spot.
Paphos on Cyprus was sixth and Budapest in Hungary seventh. The Japanese capital of Tokyo was eighth while Sliema in Malta and the Greek island of Corfu propped up the Top 10. Japan is not noted for being an inexpensive holiday location and Tokyo’s appearance in the Travel Money table was a little surprising.