Top 5 Best-value Destinations for 2010
Travel is slowly becoming popular again, especially after economies have started recovering from recession. But there is a difference now – many are looking out for destinations where they can have fun without spending a fortune. There is an increasing demand for destinations that offer travel opportunities along with good value for money. We have listed here five such destinations that top the list when it comes to affordable travel while having lots of fun.
Top 5 best-value destinations for 2010
These are the five top destinations that you can plan to travel to if you are on a tight budget but still wish to explore.
Iceland: You might be wondering how this destination made it to the list, given that it has always been a travel destination for the elite. But the national currency, the kronur, drastically collapsed in value against many other currencies last year, Iceland has now become an attractive yet affordable destination for an exciting trip.
It has beautiful and magical landscapes with ice-capped mountains, hot springs and active volcanoes. There are sight-seeing tours and cultural fests and events that take place throughout the year.
India: India has always been a hot travel destination for many from the West because of the mystique that surrounds it. But many may be surprised to find that India is a bit more expensive than they expect, although the Indian rupee still fetches a good price for most currencies.
There is something for everyone here – historical, cultural and archaeological sites, places of worship for believers of a number of religions, as well as adventure sports like mountaineering, rafting, para-gliding and many more.
South Africa: South Africa would be good choice for a trip if you want to have fun without burning a hole in your pocket. The national currency, the rand, gives a good value on exchange for most currencies, especially for the British pound. The only exception could be during the FIFA World Cup, when all prices will skyrocket.
There are multiple choices that can suit everyone’s needs. Be it wildlife and adventure expeditions, sandy beaches, vast expanses of untouched natural beauty, all combined with an amazingly pleasant climate. You can get a bird’s eye view of vast expanses of this beautiful land by taking a cable car up the Table mountain in the early morning or late evening.
Bulgaria: It is one of those places in the European continent that is exotic, yet affordable. Its national currency, the Bulgarian leva, gives good value to most currencies. The flights to this place are very affordable from almost any other country in Europe.
It is a good bet if you are looking for a beach holiday but do not intent to splurge. There are some really good beaches along the coastline of the Black sea. Along with this, the other major attraction of Bulgaria is Sofia, its capital, which is one of the oldest cities in the whole of Europe.
Mexico: This has always been a preferred destination for many North Americans looking for a quick and inexpensive break from work. Since 2009, it has become even more of an attraction not only for North Americans but other tourists as well because of the national currency, the peso, giving a more favorable rate against the dollar. The resorts are affordable and really good. Many flights,hotels and resorts have slashed their prices even further to deal with internal economic problems.
Mexico is attractive for its blue seas, golden sand beaches and lush green rain-forests. There are really fine resorts all over the country where you can have a comfortable stay and have fun too. If you are inclined towards historical and cultural sites, there are remains of the Mayan civilization at Palenque that you can check out.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your holiday for 2010 now, leaving behind worries of going over-budget or having to save for months before you can actually take a vacation.