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Cricket fans face run on cash

England cricket fans due to follow the national side in upcoming tours of New Zealand and Australia could find they run out of money only too soon.

For the two antipodean destinations are among the most expensive in the world for tourists, according to a survey by Post Office Travel Money.

Those still considering whether to watch the cricket would do better to head for destinations such as Spain and Sri Lanka, the poll of 42 global destinations revealed.

Based on the cost of eight holiday items, including a meal out, Spain and Sri Lanka were the cheapest of 42 destinations worldwide.

The eight items, which also included a coffee, a beer and a packet of cigarettes, cost just £36.14 in Spain’s Costa del Sol and in the south west region of Sri Lanka.

In contrast, the items were £146.93 in South Korea and £145,28 in Australia – the two most-expensive destinations in the survey. In New Zealand the items were as much as £127.67, while other pricey destinations included Canada (£110.27) and China (£116.45).

While a three-course evening meal for two adults, including a bottle of house wine, cost as little as £24.30 in Sri Lanka, it was as much as £122.45 in Seoul in South Korea. Also offering good value for money were Prague, where the items cost just £39.17, Bali (£40.47), Vietnam (£43.20) and Bulgaria (£45.10).

Post Office Travel Money reported that prices had fallen in Spain, while they had risen 27% in Sri Lanka, even though the country still remained good value for money for Britons.

Mexico has benefited from low hotel and resort costs as well as more direct flights, while hotel rates have fallen sharply in Greece. But prices have risen in Italy making it 50% pricier than Greece. Turkey, Bali and Vietnam have all seen prices fall, but they have gone up in Thailand.

Vilnius in Lithuania was tipped as the next place to benefit from high demand for low-cost city breaks, while other countries likely to make a tourist breakthrough this year included Qatar, Oman and Jordan.

Post Office Travel Money head Andrew Brown said: “There are growing signs that UK holidaymakers now check the value of sterling and the costs they face in overseas resorts before booking.

“The destinations which benefited last year were those where the power of the pound put more money in the pocket or where the price of meals and drinks meant holiday cash stretched further – and often a combination of the two. We expect to see the same pattern emerging in 2013.”

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