Bookings for trips to Iceland from the United Kingdom have declined sharply since commercial whaling resumed.
The Times in London quotes Clive Stacey from Discover the World travel agency as saying that his company has sent 7,000 British tourists to Iceland so far this year but that bookings have dropped by 25 percent in the past two weeks. The agency had expected the number to drop by 50 to 100 percent.
Some travelers have cancelled trips to Iceland and the interest in visiting the country has declined dramatically. Iceland’s insistence on commercial whaling is the most obvious reason, according to the British paper. RÚV online reports.