Cyprus could be a good choice for holidaymakers seeking some winter sun UK holidaymakers planning a winter sun break in the New Year should head to Cyprus for the lowest prices, according to a new study.

A survey of 12 resorts where sterling has rallied in recent weeks found that UK tourists will find the best bargains in Paphos.

Combining the cost of a one-week package holiday with evening meals and drinks, a trip to the joint 2017 European Capital of Culture is just £339 per person, according to research by Post Office Travel Money.

This is almost 19% cheaper than holidays in the Canary Islands of Lanzarote (£416) and Tenerife (£417).

The pound increased by more than 6% against the euro between November 2 and last week, rising from 1.11 euro to 1.18.

The US city of Orlando was the cheapest long-haul destination featured in the report, with holidays there setting UK travellers back £752.Cancun in Mexico was the cheapest long-haul beach resort at £815. The Mexican peso is weaker against the pound than a year ago, giving UK tourists almost 1% more cash to spend.The most expensive location included in the study was Montego Bay, Jamaica, at £1,288 followed by Dubai, United […]