Paphos is the cheapest destination for a winter sun break in the New Year

Mail Online | 12/26/2018 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
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Paphos is the cheapest destination for Brits looking for a winter sun New Year break, new research has revealed.

In a survey of 12 winter sun resorts, the town in Cyprus is where British holidaymakers will see their pounds stretch further.

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In second place is the Canary island of Lanzarote, while the most expensive place to holiday in early 2019 is Mauritius, the study showed.

The survey was carried out by Post Office Travel Money and researchers looked at the price of a one-week package holiday (based on two sharing) at the beginning of January and the weekly cost of evening meals including wine plus coffee and beers.

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For cheapest destination Paphos, the weekly cost is just under £382 per person - at least 17 per cent cheaper than Lanzarote (£461.86) and third place Tenerife (£469.48).

Further afield, researchers compared costs in nine long haul resorts and found Orlando (£651.31pp) to be the cheapest option for a New Year getaway, despite the continuing strength of the US dollar against sterling.

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Although a week in the world's theme park capital is 70 per cent more expensive than in Paphos, the Post Office says this is mainly because of the cost of a transatlantic air fare.

When compared with its long haul competitors, Orlando is less than half the price of Montego Bay, Jamaica (£1,346.89) and Grand Baie, Mauritius (£1,600.35), the two most expensive destinations.

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Bali emerges as the cheapest long haul beach resort at £785.82 per person for a week's holiday.

Its cost of living total (£176.82) is second lowest among the 12 resorts surveyed and 6.9 per cent less than in Paphos, while its currency, the Indonesian rupiah, is also slightly weaker against the pound than...
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