Strong pound a boost for travellers

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Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as job vacancies are growing but salaries have not increased for a year despite renewed confidence in the economy, according to a new report. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday April 2, 2014. Employment firm reed.co.uk said pay had remained at the same level as the start of 2013 even though the number of new jobs was up by almost a third. Most jobs are being created in tourism, leisure, estate agency and construction, said the report. See PA story INDUSTRY Salaries. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as job vacancies are growing but salaries have not increased for a year despite renewed confidence in the economy, according to a new report. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday April 2, 2014. Employment firm reed.co.uk said pay had remained at the same level as the start of 2013 even though the number of new jobs was up by almost a third. Most jobs are being created in tourism, leisure, estate agency and construction, said the report. See PA story INDUSTRY Salaries. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Families booking an overseas getaway this Easter to popular destinations such as Majorca, Malta, Crete and Barbados will find the cost has remained about the same or even dropped compared with a year ago, new research suggests.

M&S Bank said the relatively strong performance of the pound has had a positive impact on the cost of a sunshine break, meaning the expense of a one-week holiday for people travelling from the UK has increased at below the rate of inflation in many places and has fallen in some over the last 12 months.