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Grexit? Soaring Holiday Bookings Show British Tourists Aren't Bothered By Crisis

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British holiday bookings to crisis-hit Greece are soaring, despite the country's economic woes.

As many as four million Britons could head for Greece this summer, double the average number, foreign exchange company Travelex predicted.

It said travel agents have reported bookings for all-inclusive holidays in Greece up a third in the last two weeks, with many tour operators slashing prices.

Its survey showed that some people had deliberately booked Greek trips due to the strengthening of the pound against the euro.

Around 20% of those polled said they were "not concerned at all" about a possible collapse of the euro in Greece, with most saying they were only "mildly concerned".

Fewer than two per cent had cancelled a pre-booked trip to Greece, while 47% said they would not change their travel plans whatever happened in Greece.

Almost half of those polled said they expect the euro to collapse in Greece, with most of these reckoning it could happen before the end of the summer.

Elvin Eldic of Travelex said: "It looks like when it comes to summer holidays, Brits are more concerned about bagging a bargain than whether or not Greece gets another bailout.

"We'd urge Brits to not only take a mixture of cash and a prepaid card but also to take the time to check the terms and conditions of their travel insurance when booking a holiday or travelling to Greece."

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