Turkey holidays are at their cheapest as the Turkish lira continues to slide, with inflation at its highest level in 15 years. Britons should book flights now and bag a bargain holiday thanks to the strong pound against the lira.
The Turkish lira has lost nearly 40 per cent of its value in 2018, as inflation rates soar to near 25 per cent, the highest since 2003.
Turkey – a popular destination for Britons
Turkey, a popular destination for Britons, is now one of the best places to book a holiday for Britons wanting to save the pennies.
Travellers can currently get 78 Turkish lira when exchanging £10, almost double the rate from last year.
Anyone looking for a bargain should look to book their holiday quickly.
Holidays to Turkey are on the rise after the country struggled to entice tourists in recent years.
A series of terrorist attacks in the country in 2016, as well as a failed coup, resulted in fears from the UK government as to how safe the country was for British travellers.
Previously, The Foreign Office advised against travelling as terrorists were “very likely” to carry out attacks.
Most regions in the country are now deemed safe to travel, despite the threat of terrorism still in place.
Thomas Cook has reported an increase in holiday bookings to Turkey this year.
Bookings are up 84 per cent year on year with popular destinations including Ankara and Istanbul.
Travellers heading to Turkey will be shocked at the cheap costs, such as £1 pints of beer and pizza under £2.
According to the Post Office, the cheapest beach resort can also be found in Turkey, with Marmaris coming out on top.
However, Britons shouldn’t leave it to the last minute to change Turkish lira.
Many suppliers ran out earlier this year following the slide of the currency.
Good weather in the winter months
Turkey is also a great option for Britons looking for good weather in the winter months.
In December, temperatures are still around 16 degrees with mild weather throughout the region, especially along the Mediterranean coast.
Bargain travellers are best to avoid countries that use the euro as the pound has struggled to improve against it.
European holidays, while popular with British tourists are expensive with the pound currently trading against the euro at €1.123.