A visit to Europe or a Eurotrip is probably everyone’s dream. With such a rich history and culture preserved in the many museums and tourist sites, Europe is definitely at the top of almost everyone’s bucket list.
Home to pristine beaches, small towns, historic cities, and breathtaking nature, Europe offers tourists so many options, but more often or not it becomes overwhelmingly EXPENSIVE to even plan a trip to this continent.
<span style="font-family: 3 georgia, palatino, serif;”>But the good wholesale football jerseys china news is there’s actually 3 reasons why it’s probably a good time to finally book that dream Eurotrip you’ve planned for your entire life.
1. The Euro is at relatively low levels vs. the Peso in more 10 years
The Euro, which is the currency used in almost all Eurozone countries such as France, Italy, and Greece, is close to more than 10 year lows against the Philippine Peso and the US dollar. With the Eurozone economy struggling to find growth in the last few years, the Euro has depreciated and is now hovering around the 50 peso level a Euro. From a high of 72, the cost of actually planning a trip to Europe has dropped by around 30%. This means that booking hotels or eating out in Europe is actually NFL Jerseys Cheap 30% cheaper nowadays compared to a few years ago.
In addition, even the UK, which uses the Pound as their currency has also seen a huge depreciation in their currency over the past month. With speculation of a Brexit, meaning the UK will leave the European Union, the GBP (pound) has dropped against most currencies and is currently also close to 10 year lows. So even London, which is one of the most expensive places in the world seems like an attractive place to go to now. Imagine, the GBP used to cost 100 pesos, but with current levels at 66 pesos a pound, it’s actually almost a 40% drop.
Countries such as Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, all very picturesque and travel-worthy countries have also seen their currency depreciate by 20-30% over the past years, so checking out these countries is also a good idea.
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2. Lower Oil Prices, more Airline Deals
Flights to Europe are expensive. Since local carriers such as Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are not allowed to fly to Europe until recently via London (PAL), fares are generally expensive. But fuel prices over the past year have dropped significantly, paving the way for Airlines to cheap jordans online give more frequent discounts on their fares to Europe. Airlines such as Emirates, Etihad, and even Singapore Airlines are now offering excellent deals of around 800 USD roundtrip to select European destinations. Fares before would usually cost around 20-30% more than these discounted prices. Tip would be to plan ahead and constantly check airline website or travel expos for excellent deals!
3. Air Bnb, Uber, Skyscanner, and Trivago
Technology has undoubtedly changed the way we travel. For instance, Air Bnb now enables travellers to save on accomodation costs. On our trip to France and Italy last year, I was able to book nice European apartments for only 90 Euros (4,500 pesos) good for 4 people, bringing down the cost per person to around 1,000 pesos only. This is way more cost effective than having to book two different rooms in a hotel.
<span style="font-family: Wholesale NFL Jerseys georgia, palatino, serif;”>Websites such as Skyscanner and Trivago allows you to search for the cheapest flight and hotels in your destination from different website providers. While Uber, allows for safe and smooth travel without spending too much on taxis when in Europe. Especially when travelling in a group of 4, best option would be to get an Uber from the airport to your hotel. In Paris, it’s a fixed rate to get from the aiport to the city and vice versa!
Almost everything now is available to be booked online from trains to ferries and even tickets, so it’s easy to calculate and compare prices to ensure that you book the cheaper rates.
It’s actually more convenient than ever to plan your own trip to Europe instead of joining expensive travel tours, which will definitely save you heaps of money if planned ahead.
All photos taken by me. Photos taken using Fujifilm XE-2.