The European travel season tends to be tightly compressed into the summer months has travel agents nervous if the spread of the avian flu spreading and concerns over Muslim unrest over the Mohammed cartoons. Travel into Mediterranean regions and Turkey could be hurt seriously if people are afraid of outside factors.
With cases of avian flu having been discovered in Germany as well as parts of Europe, the Mediterranean and Turkey and extensive news coverage of the reaction to the Mohammed cartoons, TUI said revenue from summer bookings from Europe’s biggest economy stagnated year-on-year.
The group said total bookings for summer were running at just two per cent more in terms of revenues and client numbers compared with last year. via Expatica’s