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Half Term Prices Up As Tourists Desert Egypt

Thursday February 3, 2011

Half Term Prices Up As Tourists Desert Egypt

Lanzarote and the Canary Islands look set to benefit from the current turmoil in Egypt and Tunisia. As holidaymakers start switching their bookings from destinations such as the Red Sea resorts for this coming half term period. But according to the travel trade media in the UK airlines are raising their prices as a result too. Making flights to Lanzarote and the other islands more expensive than usual.

According to According to Ruperto Donat, head of the Spanish Association of Tour Operators (AVAME); ˜The unrest in Egypt benefits tourism in the Canaries. A view reinforced by a number of leading flight and holiday companies who have seen searches and bookings from destinations such as Sharm El Sheikh fall away sharply. With the Canary Islands and Spain picking up the slack.

However a number of senior industry figures have also suggested that the cost of flights to the Canaries are also on the rise as demand increases. With the cheapest easyJet return to Lanzarote for departures on February 17th from Gatwick now starting at £320.61.

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