Apr 29, 2019

Fewer Brits choosing EU countries for holidays, travel firm says

Fewer British holidaymakers have booked a summer holiday inside the European Union this year amid continuing Brexit uncertainty, Thomas Cook says. The travel firm says almost half of the holidays it sold up until the end of February were to non-EU destinations, up 10% on last year. Sales of the Japanese yen were up 12% so far this year compared to last, while sales of the Indonesian rupiah have increased by 9%, Post Office Travel Money said. Thomas Cook - through which 19 million people book holidays each year - said after Spain, Turkey had proved the most popular destination for its holidaymakers, accounting for a quarter of its flight-only bookings so far. Thomas Cook said Tunisia was also "Faring well" with package bookings to the country double that of last year, with flight-only bookings up four-fold.

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