With holidaymakers in the UK suffering with the weak pound; more travellers are heading further afield for winter sun, and people appear to be cutting back on luxury items and non-essential purchases to try and save up for their family breaks. Although some people dread longer flights, I treat it as part of the excitement of the journey, and love arriving in an exotic, exciting location - something the a trip to Europe can't always provide.
So which long haul destinations provide the cheapest options when you arrive at your destination? Sri Lanka is a clear winner in a cost-of-living index of long-haul spots compiled by Post Office Travel Money. With ten different categories (including eating out, drinks and sun cream), it was 38% cheaper than its nearest rival Thailand. Vietnam was the third least expensive country in the list, with prices in South Africa tumbling 27% following on from the price hikes witnessed during the 2010 World Cup.