Eurozone destinations remaining popular
16 April 2009 08:07
With one industry expert claiming that Brits continue to take holidays in Spain and Greece despite the unfavourable eurozone exchange rates, holidaymakers should not try to save money by sacrificing their travel insurance.
According to ABTA - The Travel Association, as many as 13 million UK residents holiday in Spain every year, making it the nation's most popular destination by far.
Sean Tipton, a spokesperson for the body, suggested that four of the top five holiday hotspots for Brits remain Spain, France, Italy and Greece, even though the value of the pound has fallen against the euro.
He said: "People are still going to be taking holidays in the eurozone because it is so dominant - countries like Spain and Greece have massive numbers of Brits visiting each year."
Meanwhile, research from Thomas Cook has indicated that prices in eurozone destinations such as Spain, Majorca and Cyprus remain cheaper than the UK.
It estimated a three-course meal typically costs £11.50 in Spain, compared to £22.15 in Britain.