'January great' for transatlantic shoppers
Mon, 24 Dec, 2007
Bargain hunters were today advised that January is a great time to head to the US for a shopping trip.
The lower cost of goods, particularly designer clothes, has long attracted Britons to cross the Atlantic in search of good deals.
However, fluctuations in the currency market have made the prospect of shopping in the US even more attractive in recent weeks and in November the pound climbed to a 26-year high against the dollar.
The pound has since slipped from $2.10 to $1.98, but a spokesman for London Stansted Airport insisted: "January is a great time to visit the US - especially if you're looking to pick up a bargain in the post-Christmas sales."
Passengers heading across the Atlantic can reach four major US cities - New York, Washington, Las Vegas and Los Angeles - direct from London Stansted Airport, via services operated by American Airlines, MaxJet and Eos.