Sunday, 21 June 2015

Strong £ slashes Turkey resort costs

THE surge in the value of sterling over the past month has sent resort costs in #Turkey tumbling.

The UK’s Post Office Travel Money Holiday Costs Barometer reported big resort price rises in April for UK holidaymakers in Marmaris. But a rebound in the strength of the pound against the Turkish lira has given families almost 14% more travel cash in their pockets compared with last May, making prices in the Turkish resort lower than a year ago.

But Paphos in southern (Greek) Cyprus remains the best value destination in the Eastern Mediterranean at £62.60 for a holiday basket of eight family travel essentials including meals and drinks – 12.4% lower than a year ago and 16% cheaper than in Marmaris.

Although concerns have been voiced about the possible impact of #Greece’sfinancialcrisis on tourism, Post Office Travel Money says that local prices in Greek resorts have stayed low. However, it advises holidaymakers to carry sufficient euros in cash to avoid uncertainty about the acceptance of credit cards at shops, restaurants, and bars because these are not always as readily acceptable as might be expected.

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