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Brits set to head to the edge of the euro zone

26 January 2009 09:39

Brits set to head to the edge of the euro zone

An increasing number of holidaymakers are likely to opt for holidays on the edge of the euro zone rather than traditional countries such as Spain and France, it has been claimed.

According to the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO), the strength of the euro against the pound will see more people head for nations with a different currency.

Turkey and Morocco are likely to prove particularly popular, the association states, as they are not much further to travel to than countries within the EU.

Chairman of AITO, Derek Moore, said: "I can't see the value of the euro weakening in the coming months and among people who are still looking to arrange breaks for this summer, there will be an increasing number opting for countries on the edge of the euro zone - like Morocco and Turkey – which are not that much further to travel."

He added that there are also likely to be families who opt to stay in Britain rather than splash out on flying overseas.

"Some people will decide to stay in Britain; although they will have to choose their holidays carefully because Britain can be expensive," he said. ADNFCR-1320-ID-18620977-ADNFCR