The British: Escape to Egypt is cheaper than staying in Britain
According to the British newspaper The Sun, a British tourism company has launched an advertisement for a month-long winter vacation in Egypt that will cost less than the average household bills in the UK.
At a cost of £650 per person - which is billed as an 'Escape the UK' lounge - all inclusive with food and drinks covered.
The ad described the trip as being £227 cheaper than average winter bills for the same period.
“For those who can rent out their homes and work abroad, the British Holidays package deal represents a very attractive proposition,” said financial expert Lynne Petty.
In another temptation, temperatures at the five-star Egyptian resort in Hurghada averaged around 20 degrees Celsius in December - compared to 6 degrees Celsius in Britain.
The news of the trip, which will go on sale today, comes as research shows that half of Britons are considering a winter holiday away from Britain to avoid higher heating bills.
Britain's National Grid has warned that there could be regular power outages across the country during the cold nights of January and February if generators run out of fuel.
Energy costs are set to rise to £5,000 a year in April when the government's energy bill relief scheme ends.
Our new 28-day winter escape is cheaper than staying at home this year," said Matt Callahan of British Tours.