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The Best Value Holiday Destinations to Book Now

There may be a cloud hanging over Europe at the moment (physically and metaphorically speaking) but the rest of the world is still offering some fantastic holiday bargains.

In the current uncertain climate, while travellers may be apprehensive to visit Europe, Flight Centre has been privy to a number of airline sales and fantastic flight offers to long-haul destinations.

“Our top tip for getting the best out of your budget when travelling at the moment is to plan in advance as much as you can,” says Sue Johnson of Flight Centre.

“With the changing exchange rate, all-inclusive resorts offer not only great value, but great peace of mind. We’re also seeing many of our partners reducing their rates so now is actually a great time to snap up a bargain to a long-haul destination.”

Here are some of the best places to travel to right now:


WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations, and for good reason. Thailand is where you can enjoy some guaranteed warm weather *cough* British summer *cough* and feel a million miles away from the UK with everything from beaches to jungles and buzzing cities to keep you occupied.

WHERE YOU'LL SAVE: Flights to Thailand at the moment are incredible value with airfares to Bangkok costing less than flights to New York or Miami. Combined with great value resort packages, Thailand is a great place to holiday right now. View our Thailand holidays…


WHY WE LOVE IT: While the French Riviera may seem pricey right now, Riviera Maya in Mexico is well within reach (and just as glamorous). Think sprawling beaches, tropical cenotes, ancient ruins, sun-soaked weather, tacos and tequila and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a summer holiday at any time of year.

WHERE YOU'LL SAVE: Mexico’s all-inclusive resorts. With a fluctuating exchange rate, Mexico’s all-inclusive resorts offer not only fantastic value for money (£159 per day – and that’s with flights included too) but also peace of mind for keeping to a budget.

In addition to all-inclusive, many of our Mexico holidays currently include reduced room rates and resort credit, so there's never been a better time to book and save. View our Mexico holidays…


WHY WE LOVE IT: Lesser-trod than Thailand but just as alluring, Vietnam is a country that promises an inspiring holiday experience beyond the resort pool. If you’re up for an adventure, you’ll find it while sailing on a junkboat in Halong Bay or digging into some street food in Ho Chi Minh City. Oh, and you can always enjoy some beach time as well. View our Vietnam holidays and talk to our Experts about tailor making an itinerary to suit you.

WHERE YOU'LL SAVE: Spending money. Despite the instability, the pound still goes very far in Vietnam. A casual meal will cost you as little as £1, a local beer will set you back just 57p, while a three-course meal at a nice restaurant will cost £11 between two people!

South Africa

WHY WE LOVE IT: Food lovers, animal lovers, history lovers, outdoor lovers; there’s plenty of people who love South Africa. And who can blame them? From the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town to the plains of Kruger National Park where the Big Five roam, South Africa offers a wealth of travel options and the promise of some incredibly picturesque scenery. Plus it’s a long-haul destination without the jet lag! View our South Africa holidays and talk to our Experts about tailor making an itinerary to suit you.

WHERE YOU'LL SAVE: Food and wine. The pound is still performing strongly against the rand which means a lavish six-course tasting menu in Cape Town’s finest restaurant The Roundhouse will still only cost you £37 (the views will make you feel like a million pounds!). A gourmet burger from trendy Johannesburg joint Beefcakes will cost you less than a fiver, while a bottle of mid-range local wine will set you back around £2.48.

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Written by Lauren Burvill

Australian born but London based, I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling, I like eating like a local, dressing like a local, but staying in 5 star style. Have a travel story to share? Tweet me @laurenburvill.

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