Travel News > May 2010 > Eurozone holiday prices now more affordable than Turkey or Egypt

Eurozone holiday prices now more affordable than Turkey or Egypt


Over recent years, destinations like Turkey and Egypt were valued as affordable holiday hotspots. But that no longer seems to be the case, as even though the British pound has strengthened against the euro, it has weakened against the Turkish lira and Egyptian pound.

With reports flying around that tourists should be avoiding the eurozone, local suppliers in Turkey and Egypt have increased their prices on the understanding that more tourists would favour them for their holidays.

But eurozone countries have been lowering their prices in bars and restaurants in order to attract more tourists. Reports have revealed that Greek restaurateurs are making considerable cuts to their meal prices.

This summer could be the perfect time to take advantage of the great eurozone holiday prices.

The current exchange rate for the euro against the British pound is: 1 EUR = 0.85 GBP.

British tourists might also favour destinations in the eurozone this summer in order to take advantage of alternative forms of transport for their holidays in the wake of the volcanic ash crisis and the BA strikes. Hopping on a ferry or Eurotunnel train has the added bonus of exploring Europe in your own car. Be sure that your car is in good nick if you are taking it overseas and get clued up on the rules of the road abroad.

If you're planning a holiday in the eurozone, make sure you apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The EHIC will entitle you to state-provided healthcare in the European Economic Area and Switzerland. You will still need to buy travel insurance to cover certain medical costs, travel delay and lost luggage. Insurewithease offers a range of affordable single trip and annual multi-trip policies.

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