Summer holiday bookings have not suffered despite all the concerns over the economic situation, nor has the strong Euro affected the popularity of holidays in Spain and other favourite holiday destinations in Europe, reports online travel agency Freedom Direct.
Holidaymakers know how to find the best holiday deals, and there are plenty of bargain holidays available for summer 2008 – many of them in the Spanish Costas and other holiday destinations that use the Euro.
Freedom Direct has seen a very high a number of holiday bookings for the summer in these Euro countries, but they have also detected that the strong Euro has boosted interest in holidays in Egypt, especially the Red Sea, and many other non-Euro countries.
Family holidays for summer 2008 are especially popular – a recent survey* found that 95% of families are definitely or very probably going on a holiday this summer.
Nick Jackson from Freedom Direct (www.freedomdirect.co.uk) says: “Holidays in Spain, the Canary Islands, and the Balearics Islands are the unbeatable favourite for families in the summer time.
“We have received a high number of bookings this year already – all the talk of economic troubles has not affected people’s decision to take holidays. Every year more and more people take holidays and we fully expect this to be the trend despite any concerns.”
Tourism is the world’s fastest growing industry, and people appear to be more willing to cut on other things in order to be able to take their holidays. Even the strong Euro is not deterring UK holidaymakers from their summer holidays.
Holidays in Egypt and other holiday destinations in non-Euro countries may be getting more interest due to the strong Euro, but this is not taking away from other holiday hot spots.
About Freedom Direct
Freedom Direct Holidays Ltd is based in Newcastle upon Tyne and the company has a network of holiday bookings specialists across the UK, Europe and Australia.
Freedom Direct is a fully bonded member of the Association of British Travel Agent (ABTA) and their suppliers are covered by ATOL licences.
Company website: www.freedomdirect.co.uk
* Survey conducted by mychild.co.uk
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