As many of you will know we are based down in the far west of Cornwall, not far from Land’s End. I was thinking the other day how for decades now that it has been cheaper to go abroad than to stay in Cornwall a lot of the time. With the train liines at Dawlish being washed out for weeks it made it even more difficult to get to Cornwall than it is normally. I went to Swindon a few weeks ago and it took from 8am to about 6pm to get there. I literally could have gone to Egypt in the same time!
I have used London as the starting point for this infographic as the vast majority of Compare Holiday Money visitors are based in and around London. This is intended to be a bit tongue in cheek and I am not suggesting that people should not come to Cornwall.
I have chosen Luxor as all the trouble in Egypt for the past year or so has been centred on Cairo whereas places like Luxor and Sharm el Sheik are suffering from the lost tourist trade that so many of the local population depend on.