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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 12th Jul 11, 10:21 AM
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    MSE News: Consumers unsure over cheapest holiday destinations
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    MSE News: Consumers unsure over cheapest holiday destinations 12th Jul 11 at 10:21 AM
    This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

    "There's a huge misconception between the perceived price of holiday destinations and the actual cost, a new survey shows..."

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    • JimmyTheWig
    • By JimmyTheWig 12th Jul 11, 10:34 AM
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    Surely if you include the cost of flights, airport parking and car hire a holiday in the UK has got to be the cheapest, even if food and accomodation in the likes of Poland are cheaper.
    • apt
    • By apt 12th Jul 11, 10:47 AM
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    I don't know about the Turkish occupied part of Cyprus, but most of the island is not particularly cheap. Prices went up a lot with the introduction of the euro.
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 12th Jul 11, 10:57 AM
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    Agree 100% with apt. Cyprus is not the cheapie it used to be, and that's reflected by the tourist numbers declining year on year since Cyprus entered the EU, and then Euro. The Cypriot psychie to get over the decline in numbers is to put prices up!
    Best value places I've been to in the last couple of years on D-i-Y holidays are Tunisia and Mediterranean Turkey. Even Istanbul, which is an awesome city, can be done fairly cheaply by just avoiding the peak periods.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 12th Jul 11, 12:49 PM
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    Northern Cyprus is cheap, but like lots of destinations you need to avoid the main tourist areas and use local restaurants.
    • camaj
    • By camaj 12th Jul 11, 1:28 PM
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    I would think price of flights is not the thing that makes the difference. You can get £40 flights to Spain but accommodation is probably ten times that, if not more.
    • JimmyTheWig
    • By JimmyTheWig 12th Jul 11, 2:29 PM
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    I would think price of flights is not the thing that makes the difference. You can get £40 flights to Spain but accommodation is probably ten times that, if not more.
    Originally posted by camaj
    It's enough to move the Dominican Republic from first to sixth. And enough, not surprisingly, to move Austrailia to most expensive.
    • BiggaThanBen
    • By BiggaThanBen 14th Jul 11, 11:53 AM
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    Surely if you include the cost of flights, airport parking and car hire a holiday in the UK has got to be the cheapest, even if food and accomodation in the likes of Poland are cheaper.
    Originally posted by JimmyTheWig
    The UK was perceived as the seventh most expensive destination in the study but a holiday in Brighton was actually found to be just outside the top ten cheapest destinations, in position 11.
    All my life my mother told me the storm was coming (c) Terminator 3
    • BiggaThanBen
    • By BiggaThanBen 14th Jul 11, 12:01 PM
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    • 14th Jul 11, 12:01 PM
    the actual list: http://www.skyscanner.net/news/articles/2011/06/009952-skyscanner-real-value-resorts-2011.html
    All my life my mother told me the storm was coming (c) Terminator 3
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