‘Beautiful’ beach destination named cheapest spot

As summer draws to a close, many Britons are eager to head off on a last-minute holiday, particularly as the UK’s weather has failed to impress this August.

According to statistics from the Advantage Travel Partnership, a network of travel agents, 18 percent of bookings in the last month were for August departures.

Advantage chief executive, Julia Lo Bue-Said, said: “As a result of the UK’s poor summer weather, across our travel agency partnership we are seeing holiday sales for August soar, and reports of overseas heatwaves are doing nothing to dampen the desire for last-minute breaks.”

Although last-minute bookings are generally more expensive, there are still a few deals to be found.

But where’s the cheapest destination for British tourists? According to data from the team at loveholidays, a beautiful beach hotspot is the best-value destination.

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Cheapest destinations for Britons

  1. Bulgaria, Sunny Beach
  2. Riga, Latvia
  3. Tirana, Albania
  4. Monastir, Tunisia
  5. Helsinki, Finland
  6. Stockholm, Sweden
  7. Warsaw, Poland
  8. Bucharest, Romania
  9. Budapest, Hungary
  10. Agadir, Morocco

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Sunny Beach in Bulgaria was the cheapest destination for Britons looking for a last-minute August holiday, according to loveholidays.

The lively resort on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast is known for water sports, sand dunes and nightlife. Tourists can also check out the ancient ruins at Nessebar.

If a city break is preferable, Riga, Latvia’s pretty capital city was rated the second cheapest destination. Tourists can explore the city’s winding streets and unique architecture.

Albania’s capital city, Tirana, was rated the third cheapest spot for a last-minute break. Tourists could find a place to stay for less than £20 per night.

Al Murray, chief marketing officer at loveholidays, said: “We’ve experienced a washout summer so far in the UK and with the forecast for the rest of the season still looking fairly uncertain, many will be considering booking a last minute trip abroad.

“For budget-conscious Brits looking to salvage their summer, European countries such as Bulgaria, Latvia and Albania offer warm climates, beautiful beaches and incredible sightseeing opportunities at purse-friendly prices.”

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