With Bristol having been blanketed in snow, schools closing because of the freezing weather and traffic everywhere disrupted, the thought of escaping to sunnier climes may well seem appealing. But with the pound weak against the euro and the dollar as Brexit uncertainty continues, where should you go on holiday to get the best bang for your buck? When it comes to planning a trip away, Brits should compare currency rates as well as the cost of travel and accommodation, new research suggests. Currency exchange provider Ramsdens, which has a branch in the Galleries, has revealed the ten best-value destinations for Brits to go on holiday. Turkey is at the top of the list for the best exchange rate, with the pound 36.5 per cent stronger compared to this time last year. This gives British travellers £182.50 more currency for a £500 transaction. Temperatures in Turkey can reach well over 30 degrees Celsius in the summer and the country has the record for the most blue-flag … [Read more...] about The best value destinations for a holiday in 2019
April best holiday destinations
With Brexit uncertainty leading to some topsy-turvy exchange rates, those looking for a summer getaway will be wary of which destinations offer the best value. Popular countries such as those in the Eurozone and the USA have seen rates tumble since 2016 compared the previous years, meaning travellers aren’t getting as much for their money once they’re on holiday. However, exchange rates haven’t been falling everywhere. Ramsdens, which recently opened a new store in Freshney Place, has unveiled the top ten value destinations which offer travellers more bang for their buck compared to last year. Savvy holidaymakers are being encouraged to plan and book their 2019 holidays now and snap up local currency at favourable rates to avoid any impact from further Brexit uncertainty. The list is topped by Turkey, with the pound now 36.5 per cent stronger against the Lira compared to the same time last year. The gives British travellers £182.50 more currency for a £500 … [Read more...] about The top ten holiday destinations where your money will go further
Child-friendlyMajorca, Spain The largest of Spain's Balearic Islands, with an appealing climate and short flight time, Majorca is an obvious choice for families with younger children. Throw in the soft sandy beaches, particularly Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa and Cala Bona, sheltered coves and limestone mountains, and fine Roman and Moorish remains, and this becomes an all-ages' favourite. Visit the Moorish Almudaina royal palace and 13th Century Santa Maria Cathedral, and the stone-built villages of Pollenca and Fornalutx. Try tumbet, a delicious local dish of fried aubergines, potatoes, red peppers and tomatoes, along with ensaimada, a pastry made with pork lard (sorry vegetarians!). Stay at one of TUI's three Family Life resorts. The four-star Mallorca Mar is right on the seafront, with rooms that include kitchenettes and a balcony or terrace. www.tuiholidays.ie Cantabria, Spain Northern Spain is still relatively low-key as a holiday destination. Which is just the way the Cantabrians … [Read more...] about 50 best holidays for 2019: Get your trips started here!
Oh, Google. What did we do before we had your bank of a billion websites at our fingertips? You can answer our existential questions (try “What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything?”), tell us why we might soon be dying (try any ailment) and - apparently one of the top searches every month - inform us of the time. But punch in “What are the best holiday destinations in the world” and there are some surprising answers. Yes, there are the classic “bucket list” regulars of Machu Picchu, the Great Barrier Reef and the Taj Mahal in the carousel of 50 sights. But some came as a surprise to Telegraph Travel. After enquiring about how this travel carousel is compiled, we were informed by a spokesperson from Google that their “best holiday destinations in the world” list is not curated by a panel of experts but rather it is a collation of dynamic results, generated automatically to reflect the most popular search topics. Which … [Read more...] about The world’s best holiday destinations? You asked Google – here are its most curious answers
News / UK and world by Press Association July 21, 2018, 12:02 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Turkey is the best-value foreign holiday destination in Europe for UK families, according to new research. Prices in Marmaris are 36% cheaper than last summer due to sterling’s growth against the lira, a Post Office Travel Money study found. Bargains in the resort include a bucket and spade for 82p, a banana boat ride for £6.53, a Mars or Magnum ice cream for 73p and an inflatable lilo for £1.45. After comparing prices for common expenses in 15 popular European holiday destinations, researchers found that prices have fallen in Turkey, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, the Balearic islands, the south of France and Italy. A drop in local prices and a small rise in the value of sterling against the euro and other European currencies accounts for the increased spending power of UK holidaymakers. The second cheapest location on … [Read more...] about Where are the best-value foreign holiday destinations in Europe?