Turkey among cheapest family holidays this October

22nd Oct 2012

Research has revealed nearly three-quarters of family holidays are cheaper this half-term than the same time last year and Bodrum in Turkey is among the cheapest destinations.

The study from M&S shows Bodrum is the third cheapest destination for a family holiday abroad this month.

Greece is the cheapest place to go at £662 per adult but seven out of 10 holidays to destinations popular with families are cheaper this half-term than at the same time in 2011 and head of Travel Money at M&S Bank Gill Roberts says that will be music to the ears of parents.

"Many families will be pleased to see that seven in 10 foreign holidays are cheaper this half-term compared to last year," she said.

"With value for money increasingly important, the strength of the pound against other currencies and relatively low inflation rates may well enable more families to book a getaway in the sun this October."

The study compared the cost of holidays in the top 10 family destinations with those taken in the same week in 2011. Alicante in Spain was also in the top five.

However, Telegraph Travel consumer editor Nick Trend says countries further afield also offer good value.

"Countries outside the eurozone such as Turkey, Morocco and Egypt are still likely to offer lower prices on the ground than countries using the euro," he said.

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