Bulgarian Holidays Still Cheaper for Britons

Business » TOURISM | June 29, 2010, Tuesday // 12:38
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Holidays Still Cheaper for Britons It is still cheaper for Britons to visit several East European countries, such as Slovenia, Hungary, Poland and Bulgaria, which offer beautiful cities and new experiences. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

Britons would be better off financially if they went on holiday in Bulgaria rather than Brighton, according to a survey.

Holiday hotspots in Turkey and Cyprus are also cheaper for a UK family of four than a stay on the Sussex coast in Brighton, the survey by Tesco Travel Money found.

While a week in the Bulgarian capital Sofia would cost a family of four GBP 1,221, a seven-night break in Brighton would set them back GBP 2,209.

John Howells, head of travel money at Tesco Bank, said holiday costs have been impacted by the euro exchange rate.

"With the average cost of a holiday for one week coming in at GBP 2,076, a 2% increase on last year, it is essential holidaymakers are not just looking into the cost of travel but also the expenses they are likely to incur once they are there.

"For instance, car hire and accommodation make up 71% of weekly spend and have risen 6 % on last year."

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