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Your next holiday could be a lot more expensive than anticipated.
Even if you bag a cheap flight, you may not be able to avoid being stuck with expensive food, drinks and activities when you arrive at your destination.
Tourists found this out the hard way when they visited a beach bar in Bodrum, Turkey.
To their horror, they were charged 369 lira (around £43) for a doner kebab, which totalled almost £175 when they paid for food for four people.
They also forked out 61 lira (around £7.50) for a small cup of coffee – ouch.
These aren’t the only holidaymakers to report a steep increase in travel costs.
According to local media, hotels that have their own private beaches are charging guests to go for a paddle.
Some have been asked to shell out 550 lira (around £65) to swim in the sea.
The local mayor doesn’t seem to be concerned with the price hikes and says there are plenty of cheap alternatives available.
He said: "They can pay 100,000 lira if they want. But there are also places selling doner for 20 lira (£2.70) here.
"Businesses here are already taking a hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They can't make ends meet…
"Of course, that doesn't mean that they have to overcharge their customers.”
Steep prices aren’t the only thing British tourists will have to be wary of.
Turkey has made it mandatory to wear face masks in public.
Failing to do so could land you with a 900 lira (£104) fine.
It’s also worth noting that no international travel is advisable at the moment.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Foreign Office says Brits should stick to “essential” trips only.
- Travel Advice
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