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Portugal Is Revealed As The Best Value Holiday Destination

19th April 2011

Cash strapped consumers looking to book a low cost holiday this summer which won’t cost the earth once they get there, are being urged to consider Portugal by leading leisure airline Jet2.com and package holiday specialist Jet2holidays.

 Portugal family 

According to the Post Office’s latest Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer, Portugal tops the league of 36 destinations in terms of having the lowest overall purchase price of eight popular tourist items, including drinks, suncream and dinner for two. The eight chosen items purchased in Portugal come in at a refreshingly low £32.84, in comparison to Australia, the most expensive holiday spot, at a whopping £151.57.

When compared to prices at home, a cup of coffee in Portugal could be bought for just 63 pence and a three course meal for two with wine cost just over £16. In London a coffee was £2.50 and a three course meal was more than triple the price at nearly £50.

 Portugal food 

With some of Europe's best sandy beaches, picturesque rocky coves and year round sunshine, the Algarve has always been popular for holidaymakers. With a raft of well-known resorts, including Albufeira, Praia da Rocha and Lagos, offering a combination of lively nightlife, café culture, family friendly attractions and world-class golf courses, there is something for everyone.

Jet2.com flies to Faro on Portugal’s Algarve from seven airports - Leeds Bradford, East Midlands, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Flights start at just £29.99 one way including taxes. Sister company Jet2holidays also has great value package breaks to the area with summer holidays from just £279 per person for seven nights self catering.

Ian Doubtfire, managing director at Jet2.com, commented: "People want great value flights and holidays, but what holidaymakers also need in these tough times is reassurance that they won’t need to spend a fortune whilst in resort. As the cost of living continues to increase at home, people don’t want to spend their holiday worrying whether they can afford a meal out, cup of coffee or an ice cream for the children. Holidays should be about relaxing and enjoying yourself.

"For holidaymakers hoping to make their Euros go further this summer, Portugal, with its host of beautiful Algarve resorts, the best value."

For great value flights and holidays visit www.Jet2.com or www.Jet2holidays.com 

Sample Summer 2011 Portugal deals from Jet2holidays 

Albufeira  – 7 nights at the 4* Stella Maris Aparthotel, from Blackpool on 27 September 2011
Modern, stylish and well equipped, this great aparthotel is a fantastic holiday base. Located within walking distance of many excellent restaurants and bars, the breathtaking Falasia beach is also close by. Albufeira has both an old and new town, with beautiful white sand beaches which are ideal for water sports such as water skiing, para-sailing, scuba diving and sailing.
Jet2holidays deal: £279 per person for three sharing, seven nights self catering, including transfers and 22kg baggage. 

Albufeira – 7 nights at the 4* Aqua Pedra Dos Bicos, from East Midlands on 29 September 2011
This stylish, luxurious hotel is located in the Santa Eulalia area of Albufeira, has fantastic views of the sea and surrounding area, with private access to the beach, and the main strip of Albufeira just a few minutes away. The hotel also has two of the world’s top ten golf courses situated nearby.
Jet2holidays deal: £429 per person for two sharing, seven nights half board, including transfers and 22kg baggage. 

Albufeira  – 7 nights at the 4* Stella Maris Aparthotel, from Leeds Bradford on 3 July 2011
Modern, stylish and well equipped, this great aparthotel is a fantastic holiday base. Located within walking distance of many excellent restaurants and bars, the breathtaking Falasia beach is also close by. Albufeira has both an old and new town, with beautiful white sand beaches which are ideal for water sports such as water skiing, para-sailing, scuba diving and sailing.
Jet2holidays deal: £389 per person for two sharing, seven nights self catering, including transfers and 22kg baggage. 

Praia Do Vau, Portugal – 7 nights at the 3* Estrela Do Vau, from Manchester Airport 10 July 2011
Set in the peaceful area of Praia do Vau, these apartments are an ideal base for families, couples and golf lovers alike with a nearby golden sandy beach and the popular Alto Club golf course. The lively resort of Praia da Rocha is just 2km away for anyone fancying a night on the town, a shopping excursion or fun at the local water park.
Jet2holidays deal: £449 per person for two sharing, seven nights half board, including transfers and 22kg baggage. 

Albufeira, Portugal – 7 nights at the 4* Hotel Montechoro, from Newcastle Airport 23 June 2011
This large, comfortable hotel is situated on the hill overlooking the town of Albufeira, and only a short walk from Oura beach and the Montechoro area. The hotel will appeal to couples and families who want a comfortable property close to all that Albufeira has to offer, including the romantic Old Town with its great restaurants.
Jet2holidays deal: £314 per person for two sharing, seven nights bed and breakfast, including transfers and 22kg baggage. 

April 19, 2011 at 16:40

Tagged with Portugal, The Algarve