The Post Office has revealed that sales of Croatian currency rose significantly during this year’s first six months.
It was found that sales of the kuna increased by around 55% in the first half of 2013 against the same period last year. The Post Office said it believes the trend will continue, following the country’s recent entry into the EU.
Despite the British pound falling in value by 5% against the Croatian currency since summer last year, and UK holidaymakers consequently getting less for their cash, the kuna has become the sixth most popular order at the Post Office. With the pound still falling, however, holidaymakers are being encouraged to get money changed sooner rather than later. It’s also advisable to arrange cheap flights to Split.
Lower Prices Than Other Hotspots
Some believe the kuna’s popularity has been maintained by Croatia’s apparently superior value for money compared to a number of other destinations in Europe.
For instance, the Post Office found that prices offered in Split – the country’s second largest city – were significantly lower than those in a number of hotspots. Locations surveyed included Nice, Malta, Sorrento, Bodrum and Tuscany. Although Bulgaria’s resorts offered lower prices than Split, the kuna is presently selling 22% more than the lev.
Speaking about the increase in kuna sales, Post Office Travel Money’s Andrew Brown said the figures came as a surprise, calling Croatia the “in-vogue” destination of Europe.
According to Brown, Croatia has been increasing in popularity for the last five years. Cheap flights to Split with Jet2.com will complement the low prices found there, making for a great value holiday.