Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Where to Head for Bargain Breaks

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Where to Head for Bargain Breaks

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A COMBINATION of too much turkey, family friction and cold wintery weather is the annual signal for thousands of people to escape the Christmas Blues by booking a bargain New Year break.

This year the strong pound will make a wide range of top winter sun destinations more affordable as new research by Post Office Travel Money reveals that UK tourists will have up to 18% extra travel cash to spend than a year ago.

Eurozone winter sun resorts Cyprus and Lanzarote offer the best value. Not only will a rise of 10% in sterling's value put around Pounds 45 extra cash in the pockets of UK holidaymakers Cheap deals in sunny Cyprus when they change Pounds 500 into euros, but package prices are low as well.

In Cyprus, cheapest of 10 winter sun favourites surveyed by the Post Office for New Year getaways, a seven-night package to Paphos including evening meals in resort restaurants costs Pounds 239 per person. …

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