Britons fly out for Easter bargains

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File photo dated 21/04/10 of a plane leaving Newcastle Airport as Britons heading abroad for Easter could be finding some destinations as much as 25% cheaper than last year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday April 7, 2014. Particularly good value is Cape Town, with an Easter week (April 17-24) stay in a four-star hotel averaging �640 per person, said travel site Expedia.co.uk. The South African rand has plunged against the pound in recent months, while other places where spending money will go further include Dubai, Marrakech in Morocco, and Paris. See PA story TRAVEL Bargains. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Britons heading abroad for Easter could be finding some destinations as much as 25% cheaper than last year.

Particularly good value is Cape Town, with an Easter week (April 17-24) stay in a four-star hotel averaging £640 per person, said travel site Expedia.co.uk.

The South African rand has plunged against the pound in recent months, while other places where spending money will go further include Dubai, Marrakech in Morocco, and Paris.

But Expedia warned that average prices for destinations such as the Channel Islands, Amsterdam and the Canary Islands had gone up.

Expedia.co.uk managing director Andy Washington said: "Some of the best deals are to be found further afield, although Disneyland Paris in particular is more than 15% cheaper this year than last."

Meanwhile, Gatwick reported that around 1.8 million passengers were expected to travel through the West Sussex airport over the Easter holidays.

Despite rising prices, Amsterdam is the fourth most popular destination from Gatwick over Easter, with Barcelona the most popular, followed by Malaga in southern Spain, and Geneva.

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