Phuket, Langkawi are most budget-friendly places to go during June Holidays

Phuket, Langkawi are most budget-friendly places to go during June Holidays

SINGAPORE - A whole month away from school is not just a holiday for kids, but also a chance for parents to take a break from work and have some family fun.

According to a survey by TripAdvisor, Phuket and Langkawi have been named the most affordable places to visit in a list of popular holiday destinations for Singapore travellers.

Adding in hotel, airfare and meals, Langkawi turned out to be the more affordable destination of the two for a one-week trip, at $1,232.

The total cost of holidaying in Phuket is $1,325.

Both places had the lowest average nightly hotel rates of $74 and airfares of between $285 to $287.

Bali, which came in as the most popular holiday destination, beat both places with its average meal cost of $17.

In the survey, eight out of the 10 destinations were in Asia, including non-beach themed spots like Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei.

London and Paris were the only non-Asian cities that made it to the list.

London was also the most expensive place to visit with the highest amounts for hotel, airfare and meals.

The average cost of a one-week trip in the British capital came up to a whopping $4,785.

Paris was the second most costliest destination, with the price of a one-week trip coming in just slightly lower at $4,366.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

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