People are still booking flights to destinations within the eurozone despite the poor exchange rate, Monarch Airlines has stated.
Despite recent reports suggesting that UK travellers are more likely to book flights to destinations such as Turkey and Egypt, Monarch’s ‘What’s hot’ 2009 destination popularity chart has shown that locations within the eurozone are still popular.
The Canary Islands are proving a particular hot-spot in the winter months, with Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria featuring in the top five of the chart’s winter destinations.
"Summer 2009 is also reflecting a similar trend, although the Balearic Islands of Menorca and Mallorca also feature within the top five destinations, proving that the appeal of eastern Mediterranean and the Red Sea is still being outstripped by its western Med counterparts," a Monarch statement said.
The airline revealed that Goa, Sharm el Sheikh and Luxor were among the most popular non-eurozone destinations.
Skyscanner recently advised travellers not to overlook the Eurozone (see: To Euro or Not to Euro). Rob Innes, head of Marketing said:
"There are several countries within the Eurozone that still remain good vlaue, such as Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and Greece. Don’t rule out the Eurozone quite yet."