Turkey has again been named among the world’s top 10 best-value holiday destinations in the annual Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer 2013 report released by British retail post company The Post Office.
Turkey tops the list for the first time since 2008, having become even more affordable in the past five years because resort prices have fallen by a massive 16 percent on average over the last 12 months, the report said. The country now also features on the “best value” lists of many top travel bloggers.
The barometer compares in-resort prices for a shopping basket of eight items including drinks, sun cream and a meal for two.
The Post Office takes the southern Aegean resort town of Marmaris as the basis for setting the prices in Turkey and calculated the daily total spending of two adults to be 52.89 pounds.
Spain was crowned the cheapest European holiday destination, with the cost of eating out down 50 percent compared with five years ago, according to a survey. The country, however, shared first place overall with Sri Lanka. Two adults’ daily expenses were estimated to be 36.14 pounds in Costa Del Sol in Spain.