People looking for cheap holidays abroad have been encouraged to consider booking flights to central and eastern Europe.
Abta – The Travel Association has said that central and eastern European regions offer "alluringly favourable exchange rates" compared to countries in the eurozone, while also having lower costs in general.
Commenting on the regions’ appeal, an Abta statement said: "Unlike the UK the weather benefits from a degree of predictability, very cold and snowy in the winter, great for good value skiing, but surprisingly hot and sunny in the summer.
"Even those countries that don’t have a coastline can still offer a beach holiday experience with gorgeous lakes such as Balaton in Hungary and Poland’s answer to Cumbria, Lubuskie."
Among the most popular destinations are the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, which offer historic cities, spectacular countryside and unspoilt beaches.
Abta reported in February that the rise of the euro had not been putting off Brits from travelling to Europe on city breaks.