When making plans for a summer vacation, you may be wondering why you’d even consider going to Europe this year. Airfares are way up, the dollar has tanked, and some countries are still facing an economic crisis. But, as Thomas Wagner points out, you might want to give some European countries a second look:
“But savvy tourists considering the continent might also be wondering if there are bargains to be had, especially in the four European countries worst hit by the economic crisis — Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain. Known in some circles by the derogatory acronym PIGS, these struggling nations rely heavily on tourism revenue, and they are working hard to boost this sector of their economies.”
Wagner points out that while Britain, France, and Italy will continue to be high-priced destinations, the “PIGS” will be doing everything they can to lure every tourist dollar they can into their countries. This could mean big bargains for the savvy traveler that does his/her homework or, better yet, finds a hard-working travel agent to do the research for the best deals.