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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
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