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Turkey Attracts More British Visitors

News Posted On: 13 August 2008

Countries outside the eurozone such as Turkey are becoming increasingly popular with holidaymakers from the UK, it has been revealed.

According to tour operator Thomas Cook, there has been a 13 per cent increase in the number of winter bookings for the European country.

Figures from the group also showed that there has been a 20 per cent rise in the take-up of trips to Egypt during the same period.

Manny Fontenla-Novoa, chief executive of Thomas Cook, said he believes this is partly due the weakness of the pound against the euro.

Speaking to Reuters, he added that the figures show how people are not willing to let the current financial climate stop them from heading overseas.

Mr Fontenla-Novoa commented: "In our experience, people will cut back on all sorts of other things before they cut back on their holiday."

This comes after the Association of British Travel Agents reported a surge in the number of summer bookings for Turkey this year.

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