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Increasing numbers of Brits book flights to value-for-money sunshine destinations

More Brits are booking flights to destinations that offer value-for-money as well as warmth.

More Brits are booking flights to destinations that offer value-for-money as well as warmth, the latest currency trend from the International Currency Exchange (ICE) has revealed.

According to the ICE’s monthly report, the Thai baht has broken into the top three foreign currencies bought by British travellers, while the East Caribbean dollar made the list for the first time.

The Brazilian real jumped to seventh position, experiencing an increase in orders of 85 percent.

While destinations offering guaranteed sun are proving popular, a number of people appear to have been booking flights to Czech and Swiss ski resorts, with both the koruna and Swiss franc remaining in the lists top ten.

Andrew Hamilton, ICE’s head of marketing, said it was a "big surprise" that the Thai baht had managed to push ahead of the Australian dollar.

"Even further abroad, Brazil looks set to be this season’s Mexico, as Brits recognise the great exchange rate on the Brazilian real," he said.

The top two currencies bought by UK travellers in February were the euro and the US dollar, while the New Zealand dollar and Polish zloty were the eighth and ninth most popular.

Last month the ICE said that Russia, Mexico and Brazil were the destinations where British holidaymakers are able to get better value for their sterling.

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