Poor weather sees significant surge in foreign holiday bookings

Bookings for sun holidays are up between 5 and 10 per cent compared with last year, despite mounting fuel surcharges and the slowing economy, according to tour operators.

28th June, 2008

Bookings for sun holidays are up between 5 and 10 per cent compared with last year, despite mounting fuel surcharges and the slowing economy, according to tour operators.

‘‘The wet weather and memories of last summer have driven sales in the last two weeks,” said Tanya Airey, managing director of Sunway Travel. She said the average amount being spent on sun holidays had also increased - from €650 last year to about €700 this year....

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