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Holidaymakers unperturbed by negative news

Holidaymakers unperturbed by negative news
8 Mar 2013

The majority of Brits are seemingly unfazed when it comes to negative news about a holiday destination, a new survey has revealed.

Just a third (34%) of men said that a serious incident or crime would put them off a destination, rising to half (51%) among women.

And only 15% said they would avoid a location for a year if it had received negative news coverage. However, one in ten (11%) said bad news could put them off a destination for life.

'The results of this poll show how positive British people feel about their travels in the world,' commented Andrea Clayton, head of insurance at airport parking firm Holiday Extras, which carried out the research.

'Keep in mind, wherever you go on holiday and however daring you intend to be, that you should always follow advice from the Foreign Office.' 

Egypt is one country trying to kick start its tourism industry after the recent revolution scared off some potential visitors from heading to its ancient attractions.

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