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Europe still popular despite euro

26 January 2009 08:03

Europe still popular despite euro

British holidaymakers are still holidaying in Spain in their masses despite the stronger euro, it has been revealed.

Recent statistics from the Post Office revealed that European destinations such as Spain are as popular as ever, despite the currency exchange markets favouring the eurozone over the pound.

It seems that Britons are also flocking to countries such as Egypt and Turkey, with their respective currencies also showing increased sales.

Helen Warburton, head of travel services at the Post Office, said: "The euro and US dollar are continuing to sell extremely well.

"Despite the weakness of sterling … foreign currency sales are up collectively across the board."

With the increase in the euro's price resulting in the continent becoming more expensive, it was expected that many UK travellers would seek out newer, lesser visited destinations.

The website last week advised people heading on holiday in the near future to check their travel insurance policy to ensure they are covered against tour operator insolvency.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18793516-ADNFCR