BRITS planning their next holiday should be careful where they choose to go, as the plummeting pound as made some destinations much more expensive.
ال poor performance of the pound means buying currency for some vacation hotspots is incredibly expensive for Brits at the moment.
The pound is currently down 18 per cent against the Costa Rican colon, meaning significantly less for every £1,000 exchanged, which equates to £219 less in the local currency, compared with April 2022.
ال Dominican Republic is also a pricey place for Brits to visit at the moment.
The pound is down by 17 per cent against the Dominican peso, which means £207 less for every £1,000 exchanged, compared with six months earlier.
Cuba is a destination worth dodging at the moment, as the pound is down 16 per cent on the Cuban peso.
That amounts to £188 less for every £1,000 exchanged.
That equates to £182 and £180 less respectively, for every £1,000 exchanged.
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This means holidaymakers heading to these popular شمس الشتاء destinations will be getting a lot less for their money.
ومع ذلك, it’s not all bad news for Brits looking to go abroad هذا الشتاء.
Anyone wanting a cheap break should look to Turkey, where holidays are even cheaper than pre-pandemic.
The study found that the pound is up 8 per cent against the Turkish lira, amounting to £70 extra for every £1,000 exchanged.
Jack Mitchell, Head of Travel Money at FairFX, قالت: “التابع 34 countries we analysed, the pound is performing worse in 27 of them compared to April 2022, highlighting the impact the weak pound is having on holiday budgets.
“Travellers should be warned that the pound is down 15 per cent against the US dollar compared to April 2022.
“Brits planning trips to the US should keep a close eye on the exchange rate to ensure they get the best value for money, and potentially consider whether it’s worth locking in rates on a prepaid currency card ahead of planned trips.
Anyone heading to Turkey will have to pay attention to strict new passport rules.
Extreme weather has also hit the country already this month.