In the UK, inflation is at its highest highest in decades, household bills are skyrocketing, and the country could be on the verge of a real cost-of-living crisis. But why would that mean you can’t leave? Everyone should be able to escape the daily grind from time to time – without breaking the bank.
Fortunately, Postal travel money is here to help with its Global Holiday Cost Barometer for 2022. Each year POTM ranks the best value holiday destinations for Britons by comparing the cost of eight everyday tourist items, from sunscreen to Coca-Cola cans at three-course meals.
And this year, if you fancy a particularly hot and sunny getaway, you’re in luck. At the top of the ranking in 2022 is Marmaris in Turkey: a Mediterranean seaside resort renowned for its turquoise waters and its always mild climate. The British are undoubtedly taking advantage of Turkey’s current situation high inflation and weakened currencyboth of which should make holidays in the country much cheaper in 2022.
So where else does your book go the furthest? Well, in second place is Sunny Beach in Bulgaria: a Black Sea resort town that is, as the name suggests, pretty darn sunny. Thirdly, the Algarve in Portugal, which is already quite well known as a home away from home for British holidaymakers.
And it’s not just European destinations that could be of great value to British travelers in 2022. The top ten also includes Cape Town, Mombasa and Orlando. Of course, flights to these more distant destinations can be a bit more expensive, but at least you know it won’t cost you too much once you get there. Here’s the top ten in full:
1. Marmaris, Turkey
2. Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
3. Algarve, Portugal
4. Cape Town, South Africa
5. Paphos, Cyprus
6. Costa del Sol, Spain
7. Mombasa, Kenya
8. Funchal, Madeira
9. Sliema, Malta
10. Orlando, USA
At the other end of the ranking, the cheapest destination was, unsurprisingly, the Icelandic capital Reykjavik. Bridgetown in Barbados and Jumeirah in Dubai, both also performed poorly, with all three seeing significant price increases over the past year.
In other words, a vacation in 2022 could still be considered, even if everything seems to be expensive at the moment. You can find out more about the 2022 edition of the Global Vacation Cost Barometer here.
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