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According to Guardian : Spain has regained the crown as the cheapest European holiday destination for Brits, with the cost of eating out down 50% compared with five years ago, according to a survey.
It shares first place with Sri Lanka in the annual Post Office Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer – which compares in-resort prices for a shopping basket of eight items including drinks, suncream and a meal for two – as the best value places to stay out of 42 surveyed.
But if you're heading to Australia, the survey makes grim reading. Holiday essentials cost a remarkable four times the amount holidaymakers pay in Spain. The Post Office found that a typical meal out for two, with a bottle of wine, will set you back £106 in Australia compared with £22 on the Costa del Sol.Visit: Low Cost Holidays and lowcostholidays. com
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daily mail says:
In the 12 months leading up to August of this year, 46 per cent of getaways to foreign climes were packages – a slight drop on 2012, when that statistic stood at 48 per cent, but a real rise on 2010 (when that number was as low as 37 per cent) and 2011 (42 per cent).
A place in the sun: Senior travellers are the demographic group most likely to book a package
The study saw 2000 British adults surveyed about their holiday habits.
It found that senior travellers are the demographic group most likely to pay for a package trip, with 54 per cent of over-65s heading abroad this way last year.