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British tourists target holidays in Spain and Portugal instead of Egypt and Tunisia

Sunday, May 29th 2016 - 14:18 UTC
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More British tourists are set to spend their summer holidays in Spain and Portugal as demand for sunshine breaks in Tunisia and Egypt declines over fears of violence, travel agents said. Trade body the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) cited figures showing that bookings to Portugal were up 29%, while Spain was up 26% and Cyprus increased 18% compared to last year. Read full article

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  • Briton

    Unless those in charge do better than they have done to stop these terrorist,
    these places as well may be off limits.

    May 29th, 2016 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I have never gone to Spain, it's too full of drunken yobs causing trouble.

    Regrettably most of them are Scousers.

    May 30th, 2016 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tezza

    Gibraltar is a great destination too, and it's British

    May 30th, 2016 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brucey-babe

    Spainish people are on par with Argentinians, go to Greece !

    May 30th, 2016 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Perhaps if large holiday companies and camp owners and the like,
    reduced prices, then perhaps more will stay at home in the summer.

    May 30th, 2016 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tezza

    @4 I couldn't agree more, Spain wants to enslave 30,000 Brits in Gibraltar and threatens to do so if the UK leave the EU, if we took their tourist trade away they might think twice. Don't visit Spain!

    May 30th, 2016 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • James Marshall

    Come to Portugal, it is much nicer than Spain, better beaches, less yobs, great food and wine. And still has the oldest running treaty still in force with the UK signed in 1386. And they let Gibraltar play their home matches in Faro (guess who they prefer?).

    May 30th, 2016 - 08:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Yes, go to Portugal or Greece. Both need the money.
    Vote with your wallets.

    May 31st, 2016 - 12:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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