Turkey is a great choice if you are still searching for a summer vacation and want to save money.
Research has revealed that the Mediterranean nation is No.1 in terms of holiday costs.
A study by Saxo found that the Turkish lira is worth more than twice the value of the pound, compared to the same time last year.
For instance, the average price of 12 large eggs across the nation has been recorded as £1.08, with a pint of beer from a local bar estimated to be around £1.66.
The average price of petrol in Turkey is 94p/litre, which is half the price in the UK.
Portugal, Spain, Germany and Australia were also found to be cheap. However, the USA and Australia were found to have the highest spending potential.
Turkey has long been one of the most affordable holiday destinations for families, with the Post Office’s latest Holiday Money Index also ranking it as the best value location.
And a study last year named Turkey as the top-selling 2022 destination, according to EasyJet Holidays.
The country has scrapped all remaining Covid travel regulations to make Turkish holidays even more attractive.
Popular holiday destination, home to Brit-favourite resorts Bodrum & Marmaris, no longer has any Covid restrictions on entry to the country.
Brits will no longer need to present a negative Covid Test of proof of vaccination.
The website now says: “As of 1 June, all COVID-19 restrictions in Turkey have been lifted, and passengers arriving in Turkey are no longer required to present proof of vaccination or negative PCR test results.”
However, they advise travellers to ensure they are familiar with the Covid rules prior to travelling. “change at short notice”.
Turkey has changed its name since then, so Brits must be aware of the new spellings and pronunciations.
Going forward, Turkey will be referred to as Türkiye to more accurately represent the “country’s culture, civilization, and values” according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Since December 2021, the Turkish government has been pushing for the rebranding of the country. They launched the campaign ‘Hello Turkiye!’ to announce their decision.
Following annunciation guidelines, the pronunciation of the country’s name is “Tur-key-yay“Turkish pronunciation of ‘as it is written and pronounced in Turkish
Jet2 will launch new routes between the UK and Turkey in the next year.
Bodrum has greater capacity than ever, with at least two flights per semaine starting on April 3, from all three airports.
We’ve also rounded up the best all-inclusive hotels in Turkey which have their own private water park.
If you fancy something a bit more luxurious, there are some beautiful Turkish villas that are great value for money and look like something straight out of Love Island.