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CAPE TOWN ‘BEST VALUE’ FOR LONG HAUL DES­TI­NA­TIONS

SOUTH Africa has re­gained its po­si­tion as the cheap­est long haul des­ti­na­tion, ac­cord­ing to Post Of­fice Travel Money.

Local price falls and a weaker South African rand have com­bined to bring prices down 20% since last au­tumn, mak­ing Cape Town the best value of 34 re­sorts and cities sur­veyed.

Re­search part­ner, Trav­el­bag, com­pared a range of 10 hol­i­day sta­ples in­clud­ing a cup of cof­fee, a bot­tle of local lager and a three course evening meal for two.

Cape Town came out at the best value at £51.48; Tokyo was sec­ond with £57.40 and Bali third with £63.95.

An­drew Brown of Post Of­fice Travel Money, said: “Af­ter a sum­mer when ster­ling gave hol­i­day­mak­ers less cash to spend in Europe, win­ter sun tourists will see their pounds stretch fur­ther in many of the most popular long haul des­ti­na­tions.”

WARNER WARMS TO NEW RE­SORT

MARK WARNER will open a new Beach Re­sort on the Io­nian coast in west­ern Greece for next sum­mer.

The re­fur­bished five-star com­plex at Paleros will of­fer sail­ing, wind­surf­ing, kayak­ing, pad­dle board­ing, ten­nis, bik­ing, fit­ness classes and child­care. Prices start from £699pp, in­clud­ing flights, trans­fers and half-board.

Save an ex­tra £50pp off hol­i­days in May, June, Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber us­ing book­ing code PAL50; £100pp off in July and Au­gust hol­i­days with PAL100. Visit mark­warner.co.uk

Cape Town, S.Africa

Blue sky think­ing from Mark Warner

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