Why now is the perfect time to holiday in Turkey

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Thanks to miles of white sand beaches, year-round sunshine, historical monuments and delicious local cuisine Turkey has long been a favourite among British holidaymakers. However, now there is yet another reason to make your next break a Turkish delight.

The country has been enduring economic uncertainty with the lira falling almost 30% against the pound during August. While the central bank announced this week (September 3rd) that it would be taking action to halt the slide, it has sparked a surge in holiday bookings.

As the news surrounding Brexit has seen the pound struggle against the euro making holidays to popular destinations such as Spain and Portugal become a little more expensive. In Turkey, however, visitors are now seeing their money go much further.

Figures from currency conversion site XE.com show that British holidaymakers changing £100 can get up to 850 Turkish lira, compared to 430 lira during the same period last year. When the average cost of a meal is £8 and domestic beer is priced at around £1.60, according cost of living aggregator Numbeo, Turkey is an increasingly desirable destination for couples and families alike.

Beautiful resorts at excellent value

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In July, the Post Office named Turkey as the best value holiday destination for 2018. Calculating the average cost of typical holiday expenditures such as a family meal, drinks, suncream, insect repellent and beach items, the Post Office put Turkey at £79.81 – a 36% a fall from 2017’s total.

Commenting on the findings, Andrew Brown, from Post Office Travel Money, said: “If you haven’t already booked and are looking for a late deal, the low resort prices in Turkey and Bulgaria make these countries great bets for wallet-watchers.  In the eurozone Spain is still great value and the low prices we found in Corfu make Greece a good tip too.”

Where you can make your money go further?

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You are spoilt for choice when it comes to holidaying in Turkey. The country’s incredible Turquoise Coast is a slice of tranquil paradise with miles of pristine beaches, jaw-dropping scenery and a wealth of 5-star resorts.

Start each day with ocean views before relaxing on a private beach or being pampered in a traditional Turkish bath. You can watch the gülets (Turkish yachts) float into the fashionable harbour of Fethiye, take a dip in the calm waters of the Aegean Sea in Marmaris and visit the ancient ruins of Hierapolis close to Bodrum.

Read our guide to Turkey’s Turquoise Coast here.

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See what all the fuss is about with a holiday package to Turkey. We have a range of packages from All Inclusive family breaks to 5-star luxury. Deposits are available on selected holidays from just £49pp and you can book up to summer 2019. Check out www.sunmaster.co.uk for more details.