City cheapest longhaul destination
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.