Do you think the travel rate will be cheaper to Europe?
May 26, 2010 3:26pm CST
From recent news, the expectation is after the bankruptcy of Greece, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and Portugal all might have financial problem internally. That really create some turmoil in Europe and other countries as well. So, since the unstable economic situation in Europe, do you think the travelling rate will be cheaper to go to Europe within this year? Obviously, they need some financial aid from other area to help a little, such as tourist industry.
• United Kingdom
27 May 10
I know that if the currency rate is favorable it would make traveling cheaper and the traveler would get more for his or her money. If a country is in trouble economically then accommodation owners may offer discounts. Italy, Greece and Portugal are popular places for people to vacation sometime between May and October. There are some lovely golden sandy beaches in those three countries. There is a recession in Europe at the moment. Eastern Europe is generally cheaper than Western Europe. I found it cheap in Bulgaria and Romania. It was expensive for me in Norway and Sweden. Switzerland is pricey. Hungary and the Czech Republic plus Poland are cheaper. Croatia is cheaper than Italy to travel in.
28 May 10
I think Norway and Sweden are expensieve for everyone :-) Except maybe Sweden for Norwegians, especially when the currency rate is good. Everyone I've heard of has found Switzerland pricey too, but according to my father it's one of the best countries in the world to travel with the rail in. If you have 3 minutes to change trains, you have 1.5 minutes too much :-)
19 Jul 10
That's what I am thinking also, maybe the travel rates there will be a lot cheaper now, I am dying to see Europe!it's my greatest dream ever since. I am crossing my finger to travel there someday. Maybe if I have enough money I will really travel there this year. Hope God will grant my wishes this year!
27 May 10
Depends on where you want to go and what you want to do, and how fast you can do it. Iceland was very cheap last year but no I've heard that the prices have been raised so although the Icelandic krona is very low it's not that cheap there anymore. It might get more expensieve to fly here though, if the airlines want to get back the money they lost as the ash clouds stopped all the air traffic.
• United States
26 May 10
There is a huge need for them to bring in tourists and help get much needed funds from outside sources and well they can offer a great vacation for anyone. Flights are starting to get cheaper as competition heats up, there are a lot of flights going everywhere but not a lot of tourists flying so the companies have to compete for the travelers. They might even weaken the exchange rate to make Europe more attractive for the average traveler to help bring in some more tourists.