More Turkey for your Pound this Christmas

Published on 25 December 2011 by Raffick Marday

“More Turkey for your Pound this Christmas”


Research by online currency providers Fair FX shows the top places you can get the most out of the Pound Sterling this Christmas.


Topping the list is Turkey, where the Pound will go over 20% further this year than it did last Christmas.


Other noticeable places where the Pound will stretch further include South Africa where you’ll get 15% more Rand this year; in India you will get 11% more rupees, in Poland the Zlotych will now go 10% further as will the Mexican Peso.


Turkey is already a popular holiday destination with the British and every year, Istanbul plays host to one of the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world. Each year, all eyes turn to the fireworks over the Bosphorus, the 20mile straight that separates Europe and Asia, joining the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara.


In the South West of Turkey, temperatures in December are between 10 and 23 degrees Celsius and easily warm enough to dine outside. As Christmas is not celebrated in Turkey, all amenities are still open as are all the tourist attractions and with minimum queues. You will still find a celebratory atmosphere, Christmas trees and light decorations on the streets, as the build up to New Years is an event in itself in Turkey.


Stephen Heath, FairFX CEO says “This year has seen some major fluctuations in exchange rates and whilst some have levelled over the year, others have significantly weakened meaning the Pound Sterling goes a lot further in some Countries. If people are looking to get away then it is worth looking at which countries can offer you more for your money.”

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