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Africa: Cape Town, South Africa, and Mombasa, Kenya, ranked among top 15 budget-friendly tourist havens in the world by Holiday Money Report 2023

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South African City, Cape Town and Mombasa, Kenya have been ranked among the top 15 global holiday destinations that give tourists value for money.

According to the Holiday Money Report 2023 released by the UK’s Post Office, Cape Town was named first head of cities such as Marmaris, Turkey and Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, while Mombasa was named as the 4th most cost-effective destination among the 40 global locations which were considered.

The study noted that the cost of tourism has significantly gone up in some parts of the world such as Costa Rica and Mauritius.

According to an article published by pulselive.co.ke, while prices for food, drinks, and other necessities for tourists have increased in most cities and resorts, there are still some places where travellers can save money.

Six of the top ten best-value destinations for UK visitors have actually gotten cheaper.

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The Post Office uses a “barometer basket” which is a set of common items and services that British tourists are likely to purchase while on vacation and uses the cost of these items to compare the value for money of different destinations.

Cape Town in South Africa emerged as the best value destination in the survey because the South African rand has decreased in value and restaurants and bars offer competitive prices.

The cost of the barometer basket is £51 (Sh8,533), which is 8.4 per cent cheaper than in 2022.

Mombasa was found to be more affordable, with resort prices falling by 3.4 per cent to around £59 (Sh9,872), moving from seventh to fourth place.

The devaluation of the Kenyan shilling has also made vacations cheaper for tourists with stronger currencies.

Hoteliers in the coastal city have moved to take advantage of the increase in the number of tourists.

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