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Following a string of global security issues over the past year, including attacks in Tunisia, Paris and Brussels, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) have reported a record increase in holiday bookings in ‘safe’ western Mediterranean destinations.
In January 2016 alone bookings for Spain rose by nearly 30% compared to January 2015, which is unsurprising considering it is still the UK’s favourite holiday destination, attracting over 12 million Brits each year. However, bookings for Portugal also increased by 32%, plus Cyprus by 14% and Malta by 15%.
On the other hand, previously popular summer holiday destinations such as Tunisia and Egypt have seen a tremendous drop in business following on-going security issues – the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) still advise against travel to Tunisia and much of Egypt (correct May 2016).
If you’re concerned about safety during your trip, make sure you following these top tips before booking;
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