We believe that if the opportunity arises to explore a new and exciting city, then you should grab it with both hands and run (or catch the tube!). Travel is now an important element of many jobs, so why not put the idea of work life balance into practice by extending your work trips when possible?
It seems that long haul is the new short haul, according to new research which has shown a spark in interest in city breaks to far-flung destinations.
Thanks to the Post Office, we can now compare the top five most affordable long-haul destinations for British travelers. So, it’s probably time to start suggesting meetings with your international clients or co-workers in some of these incredible places!
The survey considered the total cost of some common holiday purchases for a British traveler, which included; three nights’ four-star accommodation for two, transfers two and from the airport, a couple of tourist attractions, and tea (obviously – we’re British).
Bangkok – Total Cost £317
The cheapest of the lot – the Thai capital, is renowned for it’s amazingly affordable accommodation, making it popular with business travelers and backpackers alike. Why not visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) and ride the BTS Skytrain? This enables you to get a view of the dazzling city from the comfort of your seat.
Tokyo – Total Cost £331
The capital of Japan is definitely one to consider if you are able to extend your work trip – and luckily it has become much more affordable for Britons over the years. Take this opportunity to visit the beautiful Akasaka Palace and Sengaku-ji Temple – you’ll never want to come home.
Beijing – Total Cost £337
Beijing was also recommended as a faraway city which won’t break the bank – so why not go exploring around the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace if you’re given the opportunity!?
Dubai – Total Cost £361
Known for it’s luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and lively nightlife – Dubai is home to Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower which dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline.
Cape Town – Total Cost £395
The most expensive on the list, standing at £395 total for three nights accommodation with all of the extras, Cape Town is worth every penny with stunning views and an exciting busy harbour.
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