How To Get The Best Value Holiday by:Olivia Wilson
Holidaying this year is very different for choosing the usual summer break
. Cash strapped Britons are reeling in their spending and with the weak sterling it is difficult decision to find the best place to go for holidays.
Further news this week revealed operators are reducing the number of holidays on offer as demand drops and pushing up prices to keep a good level of profit. Airlines are also increasing prices however this is down to oil prices increasing again so it is necessary for them to do so to remain profitable.
Holidays are reportedly around ten per cent higher than last year due to these higher fuel costs. There are still people of course going for adventurous and more luxury holidays to locations such as Egypt, Dominican Republic and Jamaica.
However to maximise your money do shop around as there are deals to be had. To make the most look for locations outside of the European Union where the pound fairs better against other exchange rates. Great value locations include Iceland, once quite an expensive location to holiday however has suffered severely from the recession and you can now spend a lot less on a holiday there. You could try Poland which offers a lot more than just a place for stag parties. There is the interesting soviet history and the amazing Baltic coastline to explore.
Turkey is another fantastic country worth looking into, with amazing food to taste and ancient ruins to visit and take pictures and when you are finished you can visit the very special power sand beaches. Turkey offers a holiday that is rich in culture, hot weather and it won't hurt your pocket too much.
Croatia is another country where your money will go further. Croatia features over 1,000 islands, a great mountain range and national parks waiting to be explored.
To make the most of your holidays it is worth thinking about exactly what you want from them. Sit down with boyfriend, girlfriend or family so you can discuss what you all want to ensure there is something for everyone in your chosen destination.