Looking for the cheapest dose of holiday sun, sea and sand? Some of the best places to get more beach for your buck in 2015 include Tunisia, the Algarve and Romania, according to Lonely Planet, thanks to improved budget flight connections, and in Tunisia’s case, the lifting of travel warnings in the north-east coastal regions. (Travellers are advised to regularly check these warnings before departure).
If your tastes run to European cultural breaks, Latvia may be an option worth exploring. After joining the euro in 2014 it has quickly become popular as a cheap holiday destination, with the number of hotel stays almost doubling between 2009 and 2014. Its capital, Riga, was named as last year’s European Capital of Culture.
For those longing for more tropical shores, the places to watch are volcanic island paradise Bali, which offers good all-round costs and affordable spa treatments, and the less-developed Samoa, which is easily combined with a visit to Australia and New Zealand if you're considering a longer multi-stop trip.