Many people start the New Year dreaming of where they’ll go on holiday during the next 12 months, but rising prices are making it increasingly difficult to pick a destination.
However, there are plenty of places across the world where you can visit without breaking the bank.
Read on for our top four budget travel destinations for 2018.
With a favourable exchange rate between European currencies and the peso, it’s easier than ever to enjoy a holiday in Mexico on a budget.
Gorgeous beaches, Mayan ruins hidden in the jungle and desert canyons make for a varied trip, while Mexico boasts many fine culinary delights.
A basic room costs as little as £15 a night, but using the Lottoland Promo Code 2018 before travelling can help to boost your spending power during your holiday.
Beach towns like Tulum, Puerto Escondido, Zihuatanejo and Mazatlan offer tremendous value for money, making Mexico a great destination if you’re working with a limited budget.
The country has enjoyed a big tourism boom in recent years, with capital Lisbon benefiting from major redevelopment investment.
Second city Porto, the beautiful beaches of the Algarve or the old university town of Coimbra offer a varied tourist experience and if you stay away from the larger resorts it’s possible to enjoy a cheap holiday to Portugal.
With fantastic golf courses, lots of water sports and superb weather, Portugal is also a great choice for a winter sun holiday too.
Famous for its over-zealous salesmen trying to sell you overpriced rugs, Morocco is actually a brilliant budget getaway.
Backpackers will be in their element, with the country offering a growing network of hostels. For people with more budget to play with check out the famous riads — traditional hotels with garden courtyards offering a quiet space away from the busy streets.
Sunseekers will also love Morocco – it’s got the Sahara Desert nearby, so it’s bound to be hot!
Not everywhere is cheap in Thailand, but do your homework and it can still be one of the cheapest countries to visit.
Phuket and Koh Samui are full of luxury resorts, but there are loads of budget-friendly places along the coast.
Head to the Chiang Mai region in Northern Thailand to see the rice fields and numerous Buddhist temples and you will find some of the best-value accommodation in the world.
A room in a comfortable hotel with a swimming pool will cost around £25 per night, while backpackers can stay in a dorm bed for as little as £5.