When you work in the travel industry, you constantly have one eye on the international exchange rates, and if the first three weeks of 2014 are anything to go by, it looks as though this year is going to be a great year for British Travellers.
The good old Great British Pound is clambering its way back up the currency conversion charts, and as a result, our overseas holiday destinations are getting a whole lot cheaper, and if you want to get more for you money in 2014, here’s where you should be heading…
South Africa Exchange Rate as of 24/01/2014 – 18.3423 ZAR (South African Rand) to 1 GBP
The Pound Sterling has gained tremendously against the South African Rand in the past few months, with UK travellers getting 28% more for their money than they did this time last year! Combine that with no jet lag, endless accommodation choices, and oh yes, 30 degrees sunshine from now until the beginning of April – and you have one mighty fine holiday destination!
New Zealand Exchange Rate as of 24/01/2014 – 1,999 NZD to 1 GBP
Back in January 2013, you would have been lucky to get 1,78 New Zealand Dollars for your Pound, but today it is pushing the 2 Dollar mark, and that is great news travellers!
New Zealand has long been a relatively reasonable holiday destination for European travellers (especially when compared to neighbouring Australia), but it promises to be cheaper than ever in 2014.
Bali Exchange Rate as of 24/01/2014 – 20,080 Rupiah to 1 GBP
Bali is emerging as the world’s best value holiday destination 2014, thanks to Indonesia’s Rupiah falling against the GBP. At approximately 19% cheaper than it was last year, Bali is a great choice for travellers on a budget.
Portugal Exchange Rate as of 214/01/2013 – 1,20 Euro to 1 GBP
While the Euro remains strong against the Pound, the local ‘price plunge’ in Portugal’s Algarve has given this pretty European beach destination the edge over neighbouring Spain and France.
Up to 18% cheaper than other Euro Zone destinations, Portugal is the perfect holiday hot spot for those looking for a short-haul getaway this summer.
All exchange rates sourced xe.com