Luxury vacation in Italy? Puglia is the most expensive destination in Italy!
The British Post Office’s ranking that has tourists saying goodbye. According to the British agency’s report, the region ranks just two places behind New York and one from Vancouver.
Puglia wears the crown of the queen of tourism, but at the same time it wins a special record: according to the British Post Office Travel Money agency, the Heel of Italy is among the most expensive destinations in the world. Giving the third sector pause for thought were the figures for July, with a drop compared to forecasts of about 30 percent, but in recent weeks, tourists’ outbursts about high prices have gone viral on the web and shone a spotlight on the constant increase in prices in the face of increasingly poor and inadequate services.
According to reports from the British agency (and as reconstructed by Corriere della Sera) in this ranking the various vacation destinations are homologated according to a shopping cart that includes eight items, between goods and services, equal for all: a coffee, restaurant, a beer, sunscreen, wine, a can of coke, a bottle of water.
According to this ranking, the most expensive destination is Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city averaging 188.4 euros. Barbados, Dubai and the Caribbean follow, and on the fringes of the top 10 are New York and Vancouver. Just below, Puglia, tenth with an average single expenditure of 126.25 euros, two places behind Orlando, Florida, where less is spent.
The pandemic that has halted tourist activities by thinning the profits of businesses does not justify – according to users – such disproportionate and unjustified increases in Puglia as if the salaries of Italians and foreigners had meanwhile been adjusted to these increases in prices. In fact, Puglia does not appear among the 19 most affordable seaside resorts in Europe. The agency Post Office Travel Money listed them based on average daily prices for two people, overnight stays, meals and travel essentials. So in the ranking compiled the first destination – and therefore the cheapest – is Sunny Beach, on the Black Sea in Bulgaria, where two people spend 44 euros per day, then Algarve, Costa del Sol, Marmaris, Cyprus, the first to exceed 100 euros is Majorca (105), Sorrento is 18th with 140 euros.
A record that does not at all benefit the image of queen of tourism that the region has built over the years. A paradox given that according to today’s data the Apulian sea is one of the most beautiful and “healthy” in Italy. Could this be the beginning of a counter-trend for international tourism to Salento, the Itria Valley and the Gargano? To the tourists the arduous judgment.