Thursday, July 19, 2007


Travel News

"The tourist industry in Cyprus has been particularly weak with rivals Turkey and Egypt taking traditional holiday makers with cheaper deals and competitive packages." - British weather boosts bookings to Cyprus and Greece

"The UK's leading long-haul tour operator has blamed stringent security measures and confusion over visas for a dramatic downturn in the number of British travellers visiting America. Kuoni claims that its bookings for the USA were down 30 per cent last year from 2004. Hurricane Katrina, which tore through Florida and devastated New Orleans, and negative feeling over America's attack on Iraq have put travellers off, but Kuoni managing director Sue Biggs said the 'chaos over visas' was mainly to blame." -Slump in Britons visiting USA Travel The Observer



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