Credit Crunch Travel – The fine line of distance

The credit crunch means that you probably need a holiday more than ever and there are some good credit crunch travel deals available – but there’s just a fine line to tread or travel:

A lot of long haul destinations are cheap when you get there, but with airline taxes and fuel prices rising you have to ask yourself how far you should go to get a good deal?

First off the mark, Australia is the classic long haul destination, but it’s definitely out due to the exchange rate. But for the same reason South Africais definitely in. The South African Rand hasn’t fared well and the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands or The Garden Routeare the perfect places to go to forget about credit crunch headlines.**
Though a beach in Thailand will do just as well for forgetting your money worries… Darling of the backpacker set, Thailand is known for being cheap once you get there and with those perfect islands in the Andaman Sea, the temples of Chiang Mai and the action in Bangkok there’s enough to draw you round the world to it if you have the time.

Cambodia of Angkor Wat and other splendid temples, and Laos of more temples and four thousand islands both offer a wonderful blend of Asian flavours but at credit crunch friendly prices, again, the only catch is having enough time to make the flight and it’s costs worthwhile.

If time pinches as hard as your purse strings, South America may be a better balance: destinations popular with American travellers will be emptier for the next 12 months. The credit crunch is doing no favours for Argentina’s peso, which means the remote skiing fields, huge expanse of bike trails crossing between pampas and glaciers and delights of the wine country of Mendoza will cost even less to visit.

So the credit crunch isn’t all bad then?

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