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Make the most of your holiday money with the strong pound

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6 October 2015 by Alex Stewart

Make your holiday money go further by travelling where the British pound is strong; in 2015 the pound buys almost 30% more Australian dollars than two years ago, almost 20% more Euros, 24% more Japanese yen and 20% more South African Rand.

With British holidaymakers continuing to demand great value along with exceptional experiences, the news that the pound continues to strengthen against other currencies on the back of Britain's economic recovery comes as welcome news.

People travelling abroad can make their holiday cash go further by choosing a destination where the pound is especially strong, meaning that they will have more money to spend when they arrive in their destination.

Perennial favourites for UK travellers such as Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa are now good value, with the Australian dollar declining, Indian hoteliers slashing room rates and the rand down too; all these destinations are in fact now the best value they've been for many years. You can also make your holiday funds go further by travelling to Thailand or Japan, where the bhat and yen are both down against the pound.

Closer to home, the pound has strengthened year-on-year against a number of leading European currencies including the euro, Within the Eurozone, Portugal and Spain offer great value now as does France. If you've been avoiding Italy for financial reasons, this year now looks to be your best chance in a long time for an affordable holiday.

There's no guarantee these rates will last so book now for late summer escapes or for autumn and even winter breaks and enjoy a more affordable time away.

Travel to these great value destinations this year:


  • 12 days from £2,200
  • Sydney to Melbourne self-drive

New Zealand

  • 10 days from £2,195
  • Best of the South Island self-drive

South Africa

  • 12 days from £2,595
  • Garden Route, Winelands, Blue Train


  • 7 days from £3,020
  • Rocky Mountaineer great rail journey


  • 10 days from £2,495
  • Tokyo, Kyoto, Mt Fuji, Hakone


  • 13 days from £1,500
  • Bangkok, beach and jungle


  • 9 days from £920
  • Porto, lisbon & the Algarve


  • 7 days from £720
  • Sicilian hotel on the Ionian Coast

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