- Travellers advised to book package holidays to Greece, which offer strong consumer protections and have been slashed in price -
LONDON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greek holidays have plummeted in price due to the economic situation in Europe, say leading online holiday specialist, dealchecker.co.uk. In addition to the benefits of a strong pound, some travel operators are slashing rates and offering extra deals such as cut-price meals, 2-for-1 offers and free spots for children.
The European situation has led consumer watchdog Which? to recommend that all travellers choose package holidays to Greece, which offer better value and economic protection; tour operators are obligated to refund flights or find alternatives in the case of strikes or cancellations, and credit card bookings are protected under the Consumer Credit Act.
World-class destinations including Thessaloniki and Greek islands like Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos have all seen unusual discounts on all-inclusive holidays and tours, although tourists should take particular care with independent bookings and use a credit card whenever possible for protection.
Mark Attwell, MD of dealchecker.co.uk, comments: "Large package holiday companies offer strong consumer safeguards, and we encourage all visitors to be familiar with their economic rights and protections, but the economy needn't put a damper on your holiday. Greece is one of the world's best destinations, and low prices are driving interest in once-in-a-lifetime deals on the site."
Special offers in Greece have led to a burst of interest; dealchecker.co.uk saw a 222 per cent increase in searches for Greek holidays over the last two months, as some Greek tour operators have slashed prices by up to 25 per cent during the high season. The British Pound has grown steadily against the Euro in the last year and prices on everyday goods have fallen 10 per cent, so tourists can save money on items like food and sun cream in addition to travel and accommodation.
Attwell continues: "As holiday prices continue to drop and the economy finds its feet, we foresee Greece becoming the year's prime destination for budget-minded consumers. This summer and autumn are the best times to travel, when Greece enjoys plenty of sunshine and prices remain at rock bottom."
dealchecker.co.uk was founded in June 2005. The site is a leading flight, accommodation, holiday and car hire price comparison service.
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