Holiday Destinations Where The Pound Goes Further

Uncertain times have brought some turbulence for the Pound in recent years – leaving holidaymakers having to keep a careful eye on currency fluctuations. Here are the destinations where the Pound is strongest, so you can get more out of your holiday, for less.


Exchange Rates UK notes that Turkey is a great holiday destination for British tourists, with the Pound particularly strong against the lira since the summer of August 2018.

So, why go? Turkey is home to the Instagram-worthy Cappadocia. It is a bucket list activity for many to experience a sunrise hot air balloon ride here. You’ll fly high above the famous ‘fairy chimneys’ alongside other balloons dotted across the sky – a spectacular sight to see.

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Cappadocia, Turkey


Bulgaria has consistently been one of the cheapest destinations. Indeed, The Post Office has named it the ‘cheapest beach getaway in Europe’ for four years in a row.

So, why go? Bulgaria has become particularly popular in recent years, with youngsters looking for cheaper destinations where they can soak up the sun on a beautiful beach during the day and then party the night away. But, there is also much more to this country and it offers something for all the family.

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Sunny Beach, Bulgaria.


Favourable rates for UK holidaymakers continue to make Egypt an attractive destination.

So, why go? Sharm El-Sheikh is home to the best diving and snorkeling sites in the world. While the coral is suffering elsewhere, here it is flourishing. Plus, it boasts glorious weather all year round, so you can head here for your summer holiday or use it to escape the cold winter back home. 

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Sharm el Sheikh


According to the 10th annual Post Office City Costs Barometer, Krakow is the cheapest destination for a European city break.

So, why go? Krakow isn’t just the cheapest city, it has also been voted the best city break for the third year in a row in a Which? Survey. It was the only destination to receive five stars for value for money.

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Wawel Castle - Kraków


If you are looking for a long-haul destination then Thailand offers paradise but at an affordable price. Costs have gone up here since it has grown in popularity over the last decade or so, but you’ll still get great value for money (especially if you head towards the north).

So, why go? Delicious food, friendly locals, lively nightlife, beautiful beaches, impressive dive sites, wonderful wildlife – Thailand has it all. Whether you want to soak up the sun, experience the rich culture, party in paradise or go on an adventure, you can do it here.

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Sri Lanka

The ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ is a treasure just waiting to be uncovered and, despite being an exotic location, it won’t break the bank to do so. Plus, your money could be about to go even further as the country’s tourism ministers plan to introduce new initiatives in a bid to boost tourism. 

So, why go? Lonely Planet named Sri Lanka it’s number one destination for 2019. In the Best in Travel 2019 book, Lonely Planet author Ethan Gelber wrote: “Already notable to intrepid travellers for its mix of religions and cultures, its timeless temples, its rich and accessible wildlife, its growing surf scene and its people who defy all odds by their welcome and friendliness after decades of civil conflict, this is a country revived,”

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Now you know where your money will go furthest, you can be sure you are getting value for money on your next holiday.