Brits looking for holidays abroad this year should consider heading to ‘Eurozone’ destinations to take advantage of the euro’s current slump against the pound.
The euro is currently at its lowest point compared with the pound since September 2010, with one pound now buying €1.21, making European holidays a great option for Brits looking to get the most out of their holiday money. With measures to address the instability of the euro imminent, holidaymakers have been encouraged to obtain their holiday cash early to get the best exchange deals.
Popular destinations like Spain, France, Portugal and Greece may be set for a boost in visitor numbers from the UK, as travellers look for any way to make holidays more affordable. The tourism industries of destinations such as Iceland have already seen significant increases in visitor numbers as the economic crisis makes buying their currencies more affordable for source countries such as the UK.
Brits looking for a cheap route across to France had more good news this week as DFDS Seaways and LD Lines announced they were seeking to take on the Dover to Calais route from liquidated company SeaFrance. If DFDS and LD Lines are successful in securing the contract, they will join P&O Ferries as the only operators of the route, giving holidaymakers more options for cheap transport between the UK and the continent.
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