More Brits are expected to book flights to Tunisia and Morocco this year thanks to the restructuring of air passenger duty.
This is according to ABTA – The Travel Association, which said that the countries will be "winners" this year in terms of the number of holidaymakers booking short breaks there.
ABTA spokesperson Frances Tuke said that short breaks are something that "people always want to do", despite fewer people going on holiday last year because of the recession.
"The big winners will probably be outside of the eurozone again – we think Morocco and Tunisia because the air passenger duty change has positively impacted on those destinations," she commented.
Morocco and Tunisia are now classed in the closest geographical air passenger duty band, meaning that passengers must only pay an £11 levy for their flights. Before November, the cost was £40 because both nations are outside of the European Union.
A recent poll by Thomson and First Choice revealed that getting good value for money is the biggest concern for UK holidaymakers this year.