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24 September 2012 08:46
UK tourists are flocking to the continent as the price of holidaying in Europe has fallen dramatically over the last two years
Cost-conscious tourists might find that a trip to sunny Spanish beaches or French vineyards is actually cheaper than holidaying at home, according to new figures. The cost of holidaying in Europe has plummeted by 12% over the past two years, as the Euro has dropped off against the Pound, research by Blink Booking revealed.
A weekend stay on the continent now costs UK holidaymakers an average of £209.49, compared to £238.66 in March 2010. The hotels booking service recorded a doubling of European bookings by UK visitors over the last six months, as the price of Eurozone breaks fell to levels last since during the darkest days of the financial crisis.
While holidaymakers can pick up romantic city breaks or stays at beautiful beach resorts for a snip, it's vital they remember to take out
travel insurance to give them peace of mind while abroad. Mark Datta, UK managing director of Blink Booking, said: "Combined with falling costs for hotels in some of the troubled Eurozone economies - we've seen rates fall in Rome, Barcelona and Madrid, amongst others - there are bargains to be found for savvy travellers."
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