Bulgaria Named Cheapest Tourist Destination for Brits

Tourism | April 23, 2012, Monday // 15:37|  views

File photo of Bulgaria's Sunny Beach summer resort

Bulgaria is the least expensive tourist destination for Britons, the cost index from Post Office Travel Money has revealed.

A basket of 10 typical holiday items - including lager, sun-cream and a three-course meal - costing just GBP 42.79 in the Balkan country, 4% less than last year.

The second least-expensive destination was Turkey where the items at the resort of Marmaris cost GBP 54.22 – a decrease by 22% compared with 2011 prices. The third place goes to Portugal (GBP 56.46.)

The pound is currently stronger than many rival currencies and Britons will receive as much as 14 per cent more cash for their summer 2012 trips to Europe compared with last year, according to the survey.

"Resort prices and currency exchange rates are always changing, so it is worth doing some research to check the latest position before booking a holiday. It is also worth considering how you plan to spend your holiday cash," Post Office Travel Money head Andrew Brown has commented, as cited by The Daily Mail.

Brown has explained that the index includes the price of one meal and big cost differences may emerge if one decides to eat out every night.

"For example, according to our research, eating out for seven nights in either Bulgaria or Portugal will cost less than ?175 but over ?280 in Spain, France or Malta," he has said.

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