Travellers should head long haul and to Thailand in particular if they want to find the best value for their trips, a new survey has found.

Travellers should head long haul and to Thailand in particular if they want to find the best value for their trips, a new survey has found.

The Post Office holiday costs barometer rated Thailand as the cheapest destination, coming in at half the price for day-to-day expenses when compared with eurozone destinations like Spain and Italy.

Prices were found to be low at popular resorts like Phuket and Hua Hin, with discounts currently being offered in many hotels to encourage visitors.

South Africa came a close second on the list, thanks to the strength of sterling against the rand.

Gordon Gourlay, spokesperson for the Post Office, said: “As people across the UK plan trips overseas for 2009 they may find that long-haul destinations are now within easier financial reach than some eurozone destinations.”

Thailand recently came in at number three on a list of most popular holiday destinations compiled by responsibletravel.com.

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