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Bulgaria Named Best Value for Money Destination

Choosing your yearly holiday destination can be a mine field of deals and discounts, but how can you accurately calculate the true cost of your holiday based on the flights and accommodation alone? To help anyone planning a holiday, the Post Office conducts annual research on in-resort prices, to help holiday makers get a true picture of travel costs.

Panoramic view of Golden Sands beach, Bulgaria.

The Post Office conducts its ‘Holiday Costs Barometer’ research by determining the costs of 10 everyday holiday items in each resort, including food, drink, sun cream, insect repellent and newspapers.

The 2015 research has found that Sunny Beach in Bulgaria offers the best value, when compared against 14 other resorts from across Europe. The costs in Sunny Beach have dropped nearly 30% over the last two years, meaning that the Post Office’s shopping basket came to a total of just £37.39 for the items outlined above.

The Algarve came in second place, with the biggest price drop since the research was conducted last year. The cost of food fell by 22% meaning that the Post Office’s shopping basket came to a total of £44.02. The Costa Del Sol took third place, costing £47.90.

Other destinations mentioned in the survey included; Cyprus (54.81), Crete (£57.09), Corfu (£62.14), Majorca (£65.38), Turkey (£65.70) and Menorca (£67.02).
If you’re planning a budget friendly trip, places to avoid include Sorrento (£101.60) and Ibiza (£95.65).

Now that you have destination inspiration, just remember to invest in quality travel insurance as soon as you book your trip. Without insurance, you could find yourself vulnerable to expensive bills if something goes wrong. Protect yourself and trip by visiting Holidaysafe.

Please note, Holidaysafe's online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices.
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