Families in Iceland are starting to spend their holidays abroad again after cutting back on travel since the 2008 financial crisis.
Keflavík international airport. Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.
According to local travel agencies, there was a five percent year-over-year increase in families in Iceland traveling abroad in June, Frettablaðið reports.
“Those who were cutting back after the crisis are starting to think about traveling again. Families are starting to travel more and this group is growing,” says director of Heimsferðir travel agency, Tómas Gestsson.
Both Tómas and Þorsteinn Guðjónsson, director of Úrvals Útsýn travel agency, say the development can be partly attributed to the increased competition on the travel market, specifically the introduction of additional low-cost airlines.