City cheap­est long­haul des­ti­na­tion

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CAPE Town Tourism’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, En­ver Du­miny, talked about “af­ford­able lux­ury” as he wel­comed the news the Mother City had been named best- value long- haul des­ti­na­tion in the world.

The UK Post Of­fice Travel Money Re­port 2016, re­leased this month, mea­sures coun­tries based on the price of a bas­ket of items.

At £48.89 (R870) for a bas­ket of 10 tourist items, in­clud­ing meals and drinks, the city ranks as sig­nif­i­cantly more eco­nom­i­cal than Bali, last year’s win­ner.

The sim­i­lar bas­ket of goods comes in at £62.56 for Bali, where the sur­vey noted the cost of eat­ing out had in­creased by more than 50 per­cent in the past 12 months.

Du­miny noted the ex­change rate re­mained favourable for in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors, and was also likely to mo­ti­vate lo­cals to travel do­mes­ti­cally.

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