Spain and Turkey hailed as the best value holidays for Brits this summer

Brits looking for holiday deals may want to check out some popular spots such as Spain and Turkey, which have been hailed as some of the best value holidays for UK tourists this summer.

Sterling’s falls against holiday currencies in the past month mean many destinations which were once a bargain are no longer so cheap.

A new poll found that 92% of people who had visited Spain thought it was good value for money.

The good news for them, and others planning trips to its Costas and many attractive cities such as Barcelona and Seville, is that Sterling is doing well against the Euro.

Buying £500 of Euros from the Post Office would have got you £5.02 more this May compared to a year ago.

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Mexico is more expensive for Brits now than last year

Contrastingly, Mexico is now considerably more expensive over the same time frame.

Exchanging £500 for pesos will now get you £69.66 less than last year, although 85% of people who have been to Mexico still consider it good value for money.

Similarly, 88% also felt that Turkey offers good value – positive news for 2022 visitors because Turkey is one of the few destinations where sterling will stretch further than last year.

Brits changing £500 can expect to receive over 50 per cent more in Turkish lira – the equivalent of almost £167 extra – for their pounds.

The below figures show Sterling’s rise/fall against Post Office Travel Money’s bestselling currencies comparing May 2022 with May 2021. Amount extra £+/- is based on a transaction of £500.





Spain and Turkey hailed as the best value holidays for Brits this summer

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%+/-

£+/-

Turkish lira

+50.1%

+£166.95

Hungarian forint

+12.0%

+£53.39

Polish zloty

+5.1%

+£24.19

Swedish kronor

+4.7%

+£22.42

Norwegian krone

+2.6%

+£12.59

Japanese yen

+2.4%

+£11.76

Croatian kuna

+1.7%

+£8.25

Danish kroner

+1.6%

+£7.88

Bulgarian lev

+1.5%

+£7.57

Euro

+1.0%

+£5.02

South African rand

-0.1%

-£0.50

New Zealand dollar

-0.3%

-£1.57

Czech koruna

-1.4%

-£7.08

Korean won

-1.6%

-£8.04

Australian dollar

-2.6%

-£13.41

Thai baht

-3.8%

-£19.83

Swiss franc

-3.8%

-£19.83

Icelandic krona

-5.8%

-£30.77

Costa Rican colon

-5.9%

-£31.48

Kenyan shilling

-6.8%

-£36.40

Canadian dollar

-7.0%

-£37.56

Mauritius rupee

-7.2%

-£38.69

Singapore dollar

-9.3%

-£51.40

Jamaican dollar

-10.4%

-£57.76

Mexican peso

-12.2%

-£69.66

Barbados dollar

-12.4%

-£70.67

Vietnamese dong

-13.2%

-£76.01

East Caribbean dollar

-13.3%

-£76.46

UAE dirham

-13.3%

-£76.64

US dollar

-13.8%

-£79.82

While a lot of the destinations which are currently good value realistically have to be accessed by plane, some could be reached via a train ride.

Large stretches of continental Europe are linked up by trains which may be cheaper and quick than you may think.

Click here to see some of the best value train journeys this summer.

You can also find out more at postoffice.co.uk/travel.

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