The number of tourists to
A government report suggests this optimism is based on three reasons: cancellations to North Africa due to political unrest; rising fuel costs making long haul flights more expensive; and the economic recovery of European countries like
Spanish hotels prices have dropped by 30 per cent since its 2008 peak, National Statistics Office data shows.
Hotels have further reduced their prices this summer in the hope to cash-in on unrest in countries such as
Fleeing tourists and cancelled bookings in late January and during February cost the Egyptian tourist industry an estimated US $1 billion (€683 million), Egyptian state statistics office, CAPMAS, figures show.
In the first four months of 2011, hotel occupancy in northern
Ignacio Vasallo, the director of the Spanish Tourist Office for
And holiday company data supports the theory that
As Europe’s largest tour operator Tui Travel increased package holidays to Spain by 10 per cent, Thomas Cook reports a May booking boost from west and east Europe and northern Europe to the Balearics (+45%) and Canaries Islands (+37%) respectively.
The number of airplane seats to
Meanwhile, the Spanish Tourism Ministry also expects a boost in Polish and Russian tourists, with a marked increase in city and shopping holidays.
And Russian tourists spent 92 per cent more in April 2011, than the same month last year, Global Blue figures show.
The number of available airline seats between
By John Jackson