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Survey reveals the true cost of holidays

SpaHow much do holidays really cost? Well now you can find out as new research has revealed all – and it’s good news if you’re a fan of cruises or spa breaks.

The research was carried out by online flight comparison company Jetcost.co.uk and looked at the average costs of a whole range of holidays, including backpacking trips and safaris.

Figures show that a spa break can cost £108 a night on average, in comparison to a city break which costs £228 per night.

The survey included feedback from 2,410 Britons, and asked questions about what type of holidays then had been on and the costs involved.

Once all of the responses were collected, the average cost per person for different types of holiday was calculated.

The study showed that a seven-night five-star luxury break costs £3,571 on average, or £510 per night, whilst a safari holiday costs an average of £2,940 for eight nights, or £367 per night.

Those who decided on an adventure holiday were found to have paid £1,869 on average over 11-nights, which equated to £169 per night.

Respondents who went on a Mediterranean cruise paid £1,350 for a seven-night trip, or £192 a night.

A spokesperson for Jetcost.co.uk commented: “We were surprised to see that city breaks are more expensive per night than a cruise around the Mediterranean, especially considering how many different locations you get to visit on a cruise.”

The respondents that preferred to hit the slopes on a ski holiday saw themselves pay £1,217 on average, over a five-night period – equating to £243 per night.

Backpacking was found to be the cheapest holiday alongside a spa break, with backpackers paying £1,089 for a 10-night trip, or £108 per night.

If you’re thinking of travelling abroad this year, be sure to organise your worldwide travel insurance in advance

Date Created: 07 November 2016

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