Cheaper fuel abroad for driving holidaymakers

26 January 2009 08:56

Cheaper fuel abroad for driving holidaymakers

British holidaymakers driving abroad to their European destinations as a way of cutting costs may be pleased to know that fuel is also cheaper in most locations.

In-depth research from uSwitch has found that over the past eight years Brits have spent 12 per cent more every time they fill up their car in England, compared with their counterparts in France, Spain, Italy and Germany.

And holidaymakers visiting Spain may see the biggest savings through driving as Spanish drivers currently pay 16 per cent less than anyone else and 20 per cent less than the UK.

In Spain, petrol costs 96p a litre, with prices having reached 1.19p a litre in the UK recently although this figure is now dropping.

Regardless of how a holidaymaker reaches their intended destination they are advised to take out travel insurance in case any of their baggage is lost or damaged when on holiday or any medical treatment is needed.

Those looking to go on holiday to the destinations favoured by their celebrity heroes, have been told by the Telegraph where some of these destinations are.

Sir Michael Parkinson likes everything about Sydney, Claudia Schiffer enjoys a tapas restaurant in Palma, Majorca and Kate Garraway loves the sea views of Split.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18726541-ADNFCR

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