Egypt leads September holiday boom

12th Sep 2012

Brits are jetting off for late holidays to Egypt and Turkey after a wet summer at home cheering on athletes to gold medal glory.

The summer of athletics means some 5.7 million trips abroad are expected to be made by Brits during September with nearly a quarter (23%) of those surveyed by foreign exchange firm Travelex saying it would be the first time they'd gone away at this time of year.

The poll found almost half of these (45%) hadn't taken their usual break during the school holidays this year, with around a quarter saying it was because they didn't want to miss the action at London 2012.

Travelex's Elvin Eldic said following one of the wettest summers on record people were heading off for some last-minute sun. Egypt and Turkey are among the most popular destinations for September getaways with many also booking city breaks.

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