Avanti Travel Insurance blog

25 Jul

Bulgaria named as Europe’s cheapest destination

Spain and Bulgaria have been named among the cheapest holidaying destinations; that’s the message coming from a recent survey that indicates where tourists should go in order to get the most for their money.

Spain’s Costa del Sol and Bulgaria have been named among the cheapest holidaying destinations in Europe

Spain’s Costa del Sol and Bulgaria have been named among the cheapest holidaying destinations in Europe

It’s thought that the strong economic position of the British pound is helping to make particular European hotspots incredibly cheap for holidaymakers to take advantage of. Particularly interesting for those in search of a bargain break, it means that they can combine a stay in one of the cheaper destinations with the low price of comprehensive medical travel insurance from Avanti to ensure their getaways cost less.

As part of the survey, the Post Office collated the price of typical holiday items in 13 popular European holiday resorts, including a three-course meal, soft and alcoholic drinks and miscellaneous beach items. It found that the cheapest destinations where people can benefit from the best value was Bulgaria, where the items cost just £66.

Nice in France among the most expensive

In contrast, some of the most expensive destinations include Sorrento in Italy, the Croatian resort of Porec and Nice in France. In the case of Nice, a portion of chips could cost you as much as £3.27 compared to Bulgaria’s 64p portion, while you could be handing over as much as £8.17 for a bucket and spade, compared to Bulgaria’s £2.15.

While Majorca has long been regarded one of the best value destinations in Europe, the rising cost of meal prices has resulted in the Balearic Island quickly becoming one of the priciest locations to eat.

With places such as Bulgaria and the Costa Del Sol offering cost-effective holiday options this summer, it means that holidaymakers will have more money to cover other important holiday aspects, such as over 75s travel insurance packages.

Image Credit: Garry Knight (flickr.com)

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