Touristy places 'seem like better value'

26 January 2009 07:44

Touristy places 'seem like better value'

Many travellers feel their holiday money stretches the furthest if they visit areas frequented by other holidaymakers, a spokesman for the Association of Independent Tour Operators (Aito) has claimed.

Jetsetters also reportedly feel better supported when they travel to places that already have infrastructure in place for foreign visitors, which in turn can make their stay more relaxing.

"People will go to touristy places, because people may feel they get better value for money there, and there is a greater infrastructure for tourism," the Aito spokesman explained.

Emphasising the appeal of more exotic destinations, he went on to say: "People are deciding they don't go on holiday every year, so they will go to a place like Peru."

According to Opodo's Up and Coming Destinations for 2009, countries such as Peru, Jordan and Egypt have seen tourism bookings soar in the past year. ADNFCR-1320-ID-18852022-ADNFCR

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