Thursday, 19 July 2012

Bulgaria the cheapest destination for holiday extra's

A survey by the Post Office which takes into consideration the cost of ten items often purchased on holiday has found that Bulgaria is the most affordable destination compared with other popular short haul holiday destinations.

The ‘Beach Barometer’ considers the cost of items such as sun cream, insect repellent, sun lounger hire, soft drinks, ice creams, days and meals out. The combined cost in Bulgaria came to around £110.17. The most expensive destination was Crete which had a combined expenditure of £189.15 with an average meal out being particularly expensive at a cost of £73.28 for a family of four. This cost was much cheaper in destinations such as Portugal where a three course meal for a family of four cost around £43.

The second cheapest destination in the survey was the Costa de Sol with an average expenditure of £121.11 for the ten items.

Two thirds of those survey said that ice creams was the biggest drain on holiday expenditure with 44% saying that they had been pestered for fizzy drinks whilst on holiday. Despite these extra costs they are not as severe as this time last year when the pound was weaker against the Euro. 

The extra holiday expenditure could be limited by shopping for necessity items such as sun cream before you travel and to also travel on an with Alihoco where meals, ice-cream and drinks are included in the price you pay when booking your holiday.