Turkey tops best value holiday destination for Easter says Skyscanner

Wednesday 23, March 2011


Turkey tops best value holiday destination for Easter says Skyscanner


With a spot of research and a pinch of fiscal savvy, your Easter break needn’t leave you in the red, reports leading flight comparison website Skyscanner.’s research reveals that Turkey is the best value destination for April based on a year on year analysis of the exchange rate increases of its top twenty most searched destinations.  Switzerland, on the other hand, represented the worst value with a 7% decrease in value according to the research. 


With Turkish Lira at 2.6 to the Pound, accommodation from as little as £34 for a five star hotel* and with flights to Turkey from £133 it’s practically cheaper to go on holiday than stay at home! Turkey offers beautiful beaches, fantastic food and luggage loads of historical sites to explore, not to mention one of the most exotic cities in Europe, Istanbul.


Other top currency countries include Poland, the US and Dubai.


The Polish Zlotych came in second place with an increase in value of 8.4% against the pound and has much to offer beyond value including skiing, its culture and the range of attractions including city delights throughout Krakow and Warsaw to wonderful beaches on the Baltic coast. 


While swapping the Coliseum in Rome for King Zigmund’s column in Warsaw may not be everyone’s cup of czajnik, a city break to the historic Polish capital is definitely a cost savvy decision.  Flight prices on Skyscanner start from £44


For those wanting to ‘be in America’ tempted by some ‘Sex in the City’ or just a bit of ‘New York, New York’ the US dollar is once again offering good value up 8% year on year from 2010. Although thrifty travellers should beware as spending more than you save in those discount stores is an easy trap to fall in to. Flight prices on Skyscanner start from £298


Delectable Dubai comes in fourth place and the favourable currency combined with duty free, proximity to the UK and sunshine guaranteed means it’s one of Skyscanner’s must see destinations for Easter especially with flights to Dubai starting from as little as £293. 


But which destinations should holidaymakers consider leaving for next year? Leave the lederhosen behind and avoid the Alps as the Swiss Franc has gained against the Pound making it even more expensive than it once was. 


Following recent events we’re pleased to see Australia’s currency bouncing back but Kangaroo hop away from Australia if value to the Pound is the holiday priority.


The lady boys will have the last laugh if you take a trip to Thailand, as Baht is one of the biggest risers against Pound year on year. 


CEO Gareth Williams commented “Turkey has always been a popular destination for our customers, but with the strength of the pound against the Turkish Lira it may well be that we see the gap between Turkey and Spain narrow with Turkey emerging as one of this year’s most popular holiday destinations.” 





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