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Brits 'still travelling to Europe'

30 June 2009 07:53

Brits 'still travelling to Europe'

The exchange rate in Europe is not putting Brits off having a European break, it has been claimed by World First.

And many holidaymakers seem to be planning on taking a break to Greece, according to the group.

While an unfavourable exchange rate may mean Brits need to save harder to afford holiday buys such as travel insurance and transport to the airport, it doesn't appear to be putting sun-seekers off.

Greek desk manager at World First Theo Papathanasious said that places such as Greece and Turkey are proving popular with those looking to take a summer break.

He pointed out that Greece could offer holidaymakers a cheap option compared to some sun destinations.

"There are many unique historical sites and ambience of antiquity and ancient times that drive people here for holidays," Mr Papathanasious noted.

Figures from show that the fastest growing destinations this year are in Greece.

Bookings to Rhodes and Crete are both up by 27 per cent when compared to last year's figures.