Brits advised to head to U.S. for holidays

July 20, 2007 at 12:01 AM
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LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- British vacationers looking for bargains this summer should consider the United States, The (London) Telegraph reported.

The sinking dollar has made the other side of the pond a cheap destination. Getting there may be more expensive than a shorter journey within Europe, but everything from hotels and rental cars to shopping is likely to be cheaper, the newspaper said.

A pound was worth about $2.04 Wednesday. That means bargain-hunters can find short-term rental houses near a body of water for about half the price they would pay in southern France.

British travelers might want to hit the stores. The Telegraph said they can save about $60 on a pair of Brooks Brothers pajamas, $52 on Nike running shoes or $50 on Ralph Lauren perfume -- and shoppers can save $300 by buying a PlayStation3 at Wal-Mart.

Even the famed London theater district compares unfavorably with its U.S. counterpart. The best tickets to "Mamma Mia" are far cheaper on Broadway than in the West End.

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