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Spain is ranked by the British as the best value for money holiday destination in the world, followed by Greece

Revealed: The British rate Spain as the best value for money holiday destination in the world, followed by Greece, Portugal and Turkey (with Dubai and Scandinavia at the bottom of the ranking)

  • Bulgaria, long considered a bargain spot, is not in the top 10 rated
  • Mexico is rated the best among long-distance destinations by those who have visited
  • Dubai overtakes Scandinavia, with the second worst value rating

Spanish holiday resorts offer the best value for money in the world, according to British tourists.

In a survey in which they were asked to rate the foreign destinations they had previously visited for their value, the Coasts of Spain on the mainland come first with a rating of 92 percent and the Canary Islands of Spain (91 percent). ) take the silver medal in the ranking.

About the same number gave good value approval ratings for Greece (third, 89 percent), Portugal (joint fourth, 88 percent), and Turkey (joint fourth, 88 percent).

Spanish holiday resorts offer the best value for money in the world, according to British tourists.  In the photo the Costa Brava

Spanish holiday resorts offer the best value for money in the world, according to British tourists. In the photo the Costa Brava

The survey of UK adults was conducted by the Post Office, which noted that highly ranked Turkey is one of the few destinations where the British pound will stretch further than it did last year.

Britons who exchange £500 can expect to receive more than 50 per cent more in Turkish lira, the equivalent of almost £167 extra, for their pounds.

Long regarded as a bargain destination and regularly topping the Post Office Holiday Cost Barometer for low cost, Bulgaria is not in the top 10 rated, as voted by British tourists who have visited. the country.

With a “good value rating” of 80 percent, the country can only rank 12th, six places below its most expensive Balkan rival Croatia (fifth), rated good value by 86 percent. of the people who had vacationed there.

Mexico (seventh, 85 percent) achieved the highest number of approval ratings from long-distance tourists who had visited the country.

Greece ranks third in the ranking of best value foreign destinations.  In the image, the Greek island of Santorini.

Greece ranks third in the ranking of best value foreign destinations. In the image, the Greek island of Santorini.

However, tourists traveling to destinations such as Cancun and the Riviera Maya should take into account an increase in the value of the Mexican peso, warns the post office. It means they will get around £70 less (-12.2 per cent) to spend when they exchange £500. Compared to this, the British pound will buy only 3.8 per cent less Thai baht (-£19.83).

The destinations receiving the lowest good value ratings are Dubai (44 percent) and Scandinavia (42 percent). However, British visitors to the Scandinavian countries will get more for their money this year as the British pound is up 4.7% year-on-year against the Swedish krona (£22.42), up 2.6% against the krone Norwegian Krone (+£12.59) and 1.6% against the Danish Krone (+£7.88).

The Post Office survey also asked respondents to rate destinations based on the value they had not visited.

Mexico (seventh, 85 per cent) achieved the highest number of approval ratings from British long-distance tourists who had visited the country.  In the photo, the Cancun coast of the country.

Mexico (seventh, 85 per cent) achieved the highest number of approval ratings from British long-distance tourists who had visited the country. In the photo, the Cancun coast of the country.

Greece (89%), Portugal (89%) and Bulgaria (89%) top this ranking.

Nick Boden, head of Travel Money at the Post Office, said: “The fall in the value of the pound sterling makes it all the more important that people planning trips consider the costs they will face at overseas resorts before take the plunge and book a vacation.

‘While you’re weighing the cost of flights and accommodation or package deals, you’ll need to watch what happens to the British pound as it will make a considerable difference to the total cost of your holiday. By choosing destinations like Turkey or Bulgaria in Europe or Thailand or Mexico further afield, they could save money.”

HOLIDAY SPOTS RANKED BY VALUE, FROM SPAIN TO DUBAI

Mainland Spain 92%

Canary Islands 91%

Greece 89%

Turkey 88%

Portugal 88%

Croatia 86%

Balearic Islands 86%

Mexico 85%

Thailand 83%

Malt 83%

Cyprus 81%

Bulgarian 80%

South Africa 76%

Sri Lanka 75%

Caribbean 74%

Canada 74%

Italy 73%

United States 72%

Kenya 71%

New Zealand 71%

Australia 62%

France 62%

Mauritius 60%

Viet Nam 59%

Dubai 44%

Scandinavia 42%

Source: Post Office survey of British tourists asked to rate the destinations they had visited by value

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