Holidaymakers taking note of the euro
26 January 2009 10:23
Holidaymakers are paying extra close attention to the strength of the euro before they book their trips away, Travelsupermarket.com said today.
As the British tourist continues to receive fewer euros for their pound, there is the temptation to look elsewhere for a break, with the Post Office declaring earlier this month that Thailand and Egypt are the cheapest destinations to visit.
However Kayte Williams, holidays manager for Travelsupermarkets.com, doesn't believe the negativity of the euro will single-handedly cause people to branch further afield for their breaks.
She said: "I think the cost of the euro is going to be in consideration when we’re planning a holiday.
"If they used to do self-catering it might make people think that there are other options around and they can make a saving."
She added that although currently the strength of the euro has had no impact on the cost of foreign holidays as yet, potentially trips to Europe could be more expensive next year.