The state of the pound draws tourists to the UK

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Car Rental News - 21/05/2009


The recent slump in the British pound encourages tourists to visit the UK for their holidays.

Only a year ago many Britons were lapping up the exchange rate that the pound was getting and heading to the US and Europe for their holidays. Now the tides have changed and the weakened British currency is persuading Europeans and Americans to take holidays in the UK.

Haven Holiday’s has indicated that overseas bookings have risen by 50 per cent and the recent May bank holiday saw Haven’s 35 parks virtually sold out. “Anyone who leaves booking to the last minute could be in for disappointment. Take advantage of any bargains while you can,” advised head of marketing Dawn Macey.

The Camping and Caravanning Club has seen an increase in sales by up to 27 per cent with enhanced interest from Holland and Germany. Couple this with an increase in UK bookings and Britain could welcome a busy year on camping sites. “If the weather is as good as it is predicted, I think this is going to be one of the best years ever,” Jon Dale said, spokesman for the Camping and Caravanning Club.

With Brits looking to holiday at home in 2009 the message is clear and simple; take advantage of the early deals and if you want to communicate with everyone around you then make sure you take your European phrase book with you!

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