The annual report highlights top value destinations to help holiday makers manage their holiday budget.
“What is clear is that an overseas holiday offers exceptional value for money, whatever board basis our customers choose, given that prices in many resorts abroad are considerably cheaper than in the UK,” said Joanna Wild, Retail Director, Thomas Cook UK & Ireland.
Ms. Wild underlined that all-inclusive holidays, which account for more than 50 percent of Thomas Cook’s business, are incredibly popular with families.
“However, other board bases, such as self-catering or bed and breakfast, are growing ever more popular with a different type of customer–those looking to step beyond the walls of their resort as they discover local customs and cultures,” she said.
Research by Thomas Cook shows the majority of best value destinations where holiday essentials cost considerably less for short haul hot spots, such as Turkey, Cyprus and Mainland Spain.
The cheapest destination prize goes to Tunisia, closely followed by Mainland Spain and Turkey.
“Interestingly Florida, Portugal and Greece offer the best value beach supplies while in resort – meaning you don’t have to use up your luggage allowance on heavy inflatables, leaving more space in your case,” the report said.
To produce the annual Holiday Cost of Living Report, Thomas Cook came together with their colleagues overseas to compile and compare prices of holiday essentials in popular tourist destinations.