For the first time since the pandemic began, the UK is living without restrictions, with no travel rules. So, what better time to book a break than now?
No more costly tests or lengthy passenger tracing forms means holidays can be hassle free – and for an absolute bargain look to Turkey.
The Post’s annual Holiday Money Report found the city of Marmaris to be the cheapest tourist destination, with a three-course meal for two including a bottle of wine averaging just £16.02.
A regular filter coffee there costs around 59p – it’s almost triple a cup at Pret A Manger in the UK.
The collapse of the Turkish lira has pushed Marmaris to the top.
However, if cheap beer is what you’re after, Bulgaria still beats every other country in the post.
The report, which looked at the cost of eight holiday items including alcohol, food and sunscreen, showed that a local beer in Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach costs an average of 45p.
Wine is fairly cheap too, with a small glass costing around £1.12, making it the ultimate bargain spot in the world.
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Overall, the Eastern European country came in second cheapest, with all eight items costing £26.19 combined.
The third cheapest destination, the Algarve in Portugal, was £44.39, meaning a short break to Bulgaria or Turkey is significantly cheaper for families or groups.
Orlando, Florida, appeared in the top ten for the first time in the survey’s 16-year history after prices fell 10.1 percent year-on-year.
Post Office Travel Money says people visiting the world’s theme park capital will find prices around 22 percent lower than before the pandemic.
In Orlando, an average three course meal for two with wine is £43.50 and a coffee is £1.87.
Those looking for a cheap long-haul holiday should head to Cape Town, South Africa, which is the cheapest destination outside of Europe, ranking fourth with all eight holiday items totaling £53.23.
Wineries are plentiful and you’re only paying £3.37 for a small glass.
Spain’s Costa del Sol finished sixth, followed by Kenya’s Mombasa, Madeira’s Funchal and Malta’s Sliema.
But in Reykjavik in Iceland, Bridgetown in Barbados and Jumeirah in Dubai, costs have increased by more than 20 percent since the last report.
Post Office Travel Money chief Nick Boden urged vacationers to do their homework.
“You have to be aware that prices have risen sharply in some destinations and fallen significantly in others,” he said.
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