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Turkey Tops Best Value Holiday Destination for Easter, Says Skyscanner

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Turkey Tops Best Value Holiday Destination for Easter, Says Skyscanner

Turkey Tops Best Value Holiday Destination for Easter, Says Skyscanner

EDINBURGH, Scotland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skyscanner.net’s research reveals that Turkey is the best value destination for April based on a year on year analysis of the exchange rate increases of its top twenty most searched destinations. Switzerland represented the worst value with a 7% decrease in value according to the research.

“Turkey has always been a popular destination for our customers, but with the strength of the pound against the Turkish Lira it may well be that we see Turkey emerging as one of this year’s most popular holiday destinations.”

With Turkish Lira at 2.6 to the Pound, accommodation from as little as £34 for a five star hotel* and with return flights to Turkey from £133 it’s practically cheaper to go on holiday than stay at home!

The Polish Zlotych came in second place with an increase in value of 8.4% against the pound. However this fascinating country has much to offer beyond value including great skiing and a fascinating culture.

For those wanting to ‘be in America’, the US dollar is once again offering good value up 8% year on year from 2010.

Dubai comes in fourth place and the favourable currency combined with duty free and sunshine guaranteed makes it a popular choice, especially with flights to Dubai from as little as £293.

But which currencies have gained against the pound? Avoid the Alps as it is now even more expensive than it once was. If value to the pound is a priority then also steer clear of Australia and Thailand.

CEO Gareth Williams commented “Turkey has always been a popular destination for our customers, but with the strength of the pound against the Turkish Lira it may well be that we see Turkey emerging as one of this year’s most popular holiday destinations.”

Notes to editors:

Position   CURRENCY   Exchange rate as of 9 Mar 2010 (Units per GBP)   Exchange rate as of 9 Mar 2011 (Units per GBP)   Percentage Difference (YOY)
         
1 Turkey Lira (TRY) £1 = 2.301 £1 = 2.563 11.39%
2 Poland Zlotych (PLN) £1 = 4.270 £1 = 4.629 8.41%
3 US Dollar (USD) £1 = 1.499 £1 = 1.619 8.01%
4 United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) £1 = 5.507 £1 = 5.946 7.97%
5 India Rupee £1 = 68.410 £1 = 72.86 6.50%
6 Morocco Dirham (MAD) £1 = 12.362 £1 = 13.087 5.86%
7 Euro (EUR) £1 = 1.104 £1 = 1.163 5.34%
8 Canada Dollar £1 = 1.537 £1 = 1.567 1.95%
9 Thailand Baht (THB) £1 = 49.074 £1 = 49.033 -0.08%
10 Australian Dollar (AUD) £1 = 1.641 £1 = 1.599 -2.56%
11 Switzerland Franc £1 = 1.614 £1 = 1.502 -6.94%

*Five star hotel prices are based on a stay at the Azka Hotel on 12/4 for one person in a double room. Prices were taken from Hotels.com on 18 March 2011

About Skyscanner

Skyscanner is a travel search site providing online comparisons on flight prices for over 670,000 routes and on over 600 airlines, including flights to Dublin as well car hire, deals and holidays.

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