Sri Lanka tops Post Office long haul value report

Sri Lanka tops Post Office long haul value report

Sri Lanka, Mexico and Kenya offer the best value holidays, according to a new report. Data from the Post Office Long Haul Holiday Report has seen Thailand slip from the top spot after the Thai baht strengthened and resort prices increased. This led to an 11% difference between the country and Sri Lanka, where UK arrivals are up 51% year-on-year. In addition, Mexico and Kenya also surpassed last year’s top three destinations for value (Thailand, Malaysia and Bali), which is based on a ‘basket’ of 10 tourist items including suncream, a postcard and stamp and various beverages. “Price, as always, remains the big issue and it is good news to see so many long haul destinations with low resort costs,” said Post Office Head of Travel Money Sarah Munro. “It means that UK tourists planning winter sun trips will be spoilt for choice.” Meanwhile, Dubai came up 6.7% cheaper than Egypt and prices increased 30% in Miami. Canada, Hong Kong and Australia (Sydney) were amongst the most expensive resort priced destinations.

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