The cost of staying in one of the top ten most visited cities in the world varies dramatically according to a new study.
A new study conducted by the flight-booking website, Kayak, looked at the costs of going for a week’s holiday in the 10 most popular travelling destinations in the world.
Among the expenses calculated by Kayak were return flights, a week’s accommodation (in a three-star and four-star hotel), car hire, six meals, one city or museum tour, three cocktails and a souvenir.
Kayak’s study yielded some interesting and unexpected results. Using the British traveller for the purposes of the study, the calculations showed that Palma de Mallorca had the cheapest flights, but that the hotels were quite expensive by comparison.
North American destinations on the flip side of that, had the most expensive flights as well as the most expensive hotel stays. Orlando in this case was the cheapest US destination, with a week-long hotel stay coming in at around £993, whilst one in LA averaged at a rather pricey £1342! New York topped the charts when it came to expensive food, with an average for six NYC meals setting people back by £135.
Whilst Kayak points out that eight out of the 10 most popular destinations are either in the US or Spain, it is a destination outside of both that wins the top slot for best value week-long break – Bangkok!