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Iceland Least Favorite Destination Among Brits

According to a new survey appearing in The Guardian, an unusually high percentage of Brits, approximately 33 percent, are planning to spend their summer vacations in Britain this year. Iceland is among their least favorite holiday destinations.

The Eyjafjallajökull eruption has left the British spooked. Photo by Bjarni Brynjólfsson.

The reason for this development is the great economical instability in southern Europe, the risk that further volcanic eruptions in Iceland will disrupt air traffic and the risk of strike among airline employees, especially British Airways, reports.

In the survey respondents were asked in what country they would least prefer to spend their summer vacation. Greece was mentioned most often, by 13 percent of respondents, with Iceland placing second, mentioned by nine percent of respondents.

Other unfavorable travel destinations among British tourists this year are Turkey, Russia and Romania.

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