Fear of ter­ror­ists has af­fected book­ings

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - DESTINATIONS -

While France cer­tainly ex­pe­ri­enced a dra­matic fall in new book­ings in the af­ter­math of the Paris bomb­ings, they have re­cov­ered rea­son­ably well. But other na­tions have not. Thomas Cook, the huge in­ter­na­tional tour op­er­a­tor, re­cently re­ported that book­ings to coun­tries like Turkey, Tu­nisia and Egypt have fallen by five per cent. This may not seem like a huge per­cent­age, but when the ac­tual num­bers are fac­tored in to an in­dus­try whose profit mar­gins are low to be­gin with, the im­pact is se­vere. These fig­ures would have been even worse if travel pat­terns had not shifted. While the above men­tioned coun­tries were down, vis­its to coun­tries like Spain, the Ca­naries and Balearics were ac­tu­ally up.

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