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Competitive prices boost Greek tourism

04/03/2008

Competitive prices will provide a boost to the Greek tourism market this summer, says one industry expert.

Other locations set to soar in popularity in 2008 due to their competitive prices are the southern Moroccan city of Agadir and Spain, according to online tour operator lastminute.com.

"As for up and coming destinations, Cape Verde is an increasingly popular destination and China is becoming very popular with the Olympics," said John Bevan, managing director of lastminute.com UK.

He added that although lastminute.com has already taken bookings from some forward-thinking holidaymakers for the summer season, the normal lead in time for bookings is six weeks before departure.

The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises' forecast coincides with lastminute.com's predictions. The association predicts arrivals in the country will tip 19.4 million by the end of 2010.

Last month, Morocco Properties Ltd also announced that tourism in Morocco peaked last year with 7.45 million tourists visiting the country.

Moroccan tourism officials backed-up these claims, announcing that they expect to attract ten million tourists to the nation by 2010.

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