STAFF REPORTER

PALMA
FORECASTS that holidays to Majorca would be financially out of the reach of economic crisis-hit Britons could be unfounded, according to research by a leading travel agent.

An average family break to Majorca has increased by just 3.2 percent to an average 1'502 pounds - the lowest 12-month price rise of resorts included in the survey.

Majorca has proved excellent value compared to the Turkish resort of Bodrum where the holiday price has rocketed by 40.4 percent compared with the equivalent break last summer.

Many holiday industry experts warned that Majorca faced a dismal summer 2009 season because of the affects of the soaring euro.
But Manchester-based Co-op Travel yesterday revealed that costs of holidays to many destinations in Egypt and Turkey had now equalled the price of a trip to Majorca.

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