British tourists avoiding Islamic countries - survey

A survey claims that three in four British holidaymakers are avoiding holidays in Islamic countries because they perceive them as less safe.

Marrkesh, Morocco - a country considered safe to travel by the FCO.

Marrkesh, Morocco - a country considered safe to travel by the FCO. Image by Matteo Martinello / CC BY 2.0

In the survey, taken by holiday website Travelzoo, respondents said they are ‘confused and overwhelmed’ about choosing safe holiday destinations, and unaware of which regions are on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s high risk list. Events such as the mass shooting on a Sousse beach in Tunisia this summer were said to have influenced their views. Travelzoo said Brits are actively avoiding North Africa, a popular ‘winter sun’ destination although Morocco is considered safe to travel in by the FCO. Read more: independent.co.uk

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