Holidaymakers lose out as euro strengthens
26 January 2009 10:33
Those travelling to European countries are being warned that they may not be able to get as much for their money as they did in previous months.
Today, the euro hit a record high of 80.29 which means those holidaying in European destinations are likely to feel the pinch.
Experts warn that the trend looks set to continue and are urging travellers planning to jet off this summer to put money aside in preparation.
Families visiting destinations such as Spain and France look set to fork out 15 per cent more for their trip in the wake of the fall in Stirling.
Europe is still the most popular destination for British travellers with 31.5 million of us taking trips to the continent in 2006.
Those who have not yet chosen where to travel to this year may want to choose to head to the US where the weak dollar means the pound will stretch further.