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Revealed: the surprising countries where your pound is worth more

Swap the vineyards of France for those of Argentina
Swap the vineyards of France for those of Argentina Credit: getty

Argentina, Iceland and Sri Lanka are some of the countries where British holidaymakers can still find value despite the weak pound, new research reveals. 

Sterling tumbled to a two-year low against the dollar on Tuesday, as well as sliding against the euro, as the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looms ever closer. 

The news made glum reading for travellers set to embark on their summer holiday in Europe, with bureaux de changes offering miserable rates of €0.80 to the pound at its airport outlets.

But there is some comfort in research by currency analysts FairFX, which has compared the pound’s standing next to the currencies of some key holiday destinations around the world now with 12 months ago.

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