Cyprus and Canary Isles: Best Value New Year Holidays


According to the UK Post Office Travel Money, British tourists taking a New Year break will get up to 11 percent more cash year-on-year.

Cyprus and Canary Isles top the chart for best value New Year holiday bargains, while Orlando and Dubai are cheapest long haul destinations.

Mauritius and Jamaica lead destinations where the sterling is strongest – but their prices are highest among the 12 destinations surveyed.

Despite falling in value since the UK general election, the sterling is stronger than a year ago and this will make a wide range of top winter sun destinations more affordable for UK people who want to escape to sunnier climes on a New Year break.

Cyprus was the lowest-priced of 12 winter sun favourites. Not only has the sterling risen 6,6 percent year-on-year against the euro to make resort costs cheaper, but package prices are also low. In early January this means a seven-night holiday in Paphos, including flights, three-star bed and breakfast accommodation, drinks and evening meals, will cost GDP482 per person.