Family Holiday Ideas for 2011

As the pound is now stronger against the Euro and almost every other holiday currency than it was a year ago, families travelling overseas will get great value for their money this year in most top destinations.  Whether your kids are keen for watersports in Turkey, beaches in Bulgaria or temples in Thailand, there’s an easy way to have a fantastic family break on a budget.

This year, for the fifth year in a row, Post Office Travel Money has compared the costs that families will face in resorts overseas for its Holiday Costs Barometer.  The barometer takes into account a range of different family holiday must-haves including a cup of coffee, a bottle of water and of course the ever-important sun cream.  We’ll also explore the top five family holiday destinations in the live show.

You may be surprised hear that destinations all over the Eurozone – except Italy – are  actually cheaper this year. Further afield it’s Sri Lanka that makes it into the top five value destinations.  Other popular long haul destinations including the USA and Barbados have actually dropped down the list, as their resort prices have shot up.

Sarah Munro, Head of Post Office Travel Money, and travel expert Sarah Tucker appear in this web TV show to give their top tips to avoid getting stung when you fly off with your family this year.

For more information visit www.postoffice.co.uk/holidaycosts2011