POPULAR tourist destinations are ripping off holiday makers, charging up to 53% more for groceries than out of town shops.
The biggest disparity was on the Spanish island of Mallorca, where basic provisions for a one-week family holiday cost €106 in supermarkets but as much as €164 – 53% more – in resort shops.
But Spain’s Costa Blanca fared a lot better in the study, carried out by Post Office Travel Money and holiday company Cosmos.
This was one of the few destinations surveyed where resort prices were actually better value than supermarket ones.
Andrew Brown, of Post Office Travel Money, said: “Self-catering can be a great way to save money on holiday, but the wide price variations between resorts makes it important to do some homework before booking.
“Our research shows that well over half of families bust their holiday budget by hundreds of pounds and food shopping is one of the main reasons why.”