Malta is a great location for a cheap family holiday, newly-released research has found.
With the hike in air passenger duty, many parents are facing the prospect of having to shell out additional cash to take their kids away.
However, a study by M&S Money has found that the cost of a break to the Commonwealth nation has only risen by £1 in the past 12 months.
Valletta, St Julian's and Sliema are the three main areas in Malta that tourists can check out.
Jane Lawson, head of travel money at M&S Money, noted a combination of "favourable exchange rates and lower inflation" means many countries in the Commonwealth can offer very good value for money.
"In the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year many people will be tempted to follow in the footsteps of the royal family and see what the Commonwealth has to offer," she added.
A week-long trip to the destination was found to cost £1,230, while a break in Kenya is £1,435 and at £2,662, Singapore is the most expensive Commonwealth location.