Many destinations still cheaper than the UK, says Thomas Cook

Many destinations still cheaper than the UK, says Thomas Cook

Many destinations even within the Eurozone remain cheaper than Britain, a new survey has revealed.

Thomas Cook’s annual Holiday Cost of Living 2009 survey measures the price of daily holiday destinations in 16 popular tourist destinations worldwide and compares them with prices back home.

Not only does it highlight the cheapest destination, which this year is Goa, but it also shows despite the pound’s recent plunge against the euro, many of the currency’s destinations still remain cheaper than the UK.

Similarly the survey claims flights to many destinations are only a fraction more expensive than taking a longer train journey in the UK.

The survey compares a return flight from Bristol to Palma departing on April 25 and returning 10 days later costing £145 as opposed to an open return train trip from Bristol to Edinburgh departing on the same day costing £123.50.

Thomas Cook mainstream travel chief executive Pete Constanti said: “There are some fantastic value for money deals available at Thomas Cook on both holidays and foreign exchange.

“If you are on a tight budget, consider an all-inclusive option, this will mean that you’ve paid for food, drinks and some activities in advance.”


 Country – Total Daily Expenditure  A Beer in a Bar  A Coffee in a Restaurant  Three Course Meal
 UK – £48.51  £3.20  £2.15  £22.15
 Goa – £14.10  70p  20p  £7
 Cuba – £30.75  £1.90  £1  £15
 Tunisia – £33.05  £1.57  £1.30  £18.42
 Turkey – £33.74  £2.20  £1.30  £13.50
 Egypt – £34.01  £3.75  £4


Bulgaria – £34.60 £1.20 £1.50 £14
Mainland Spain – £34.66 £1.45 £1.29 £11.50
Morocco – £36.17 £3 £1.20 £22
Majorca – £42.50 £2.50 £1.50 £20
Cyprus – £45.38 £2.23 £1.96 £18.75



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