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Air Ticket Demand Up As Swine Flu Fears Subside

Travel industry sources say demand for air travel tickets and holiday tour packages in Qatar is increasing as fears of swine flu decline among the public.  An official from a leading travel agency said few people are talking about the swine flu now, and “We have seen an increase in demand for air tickets and our summer package over the past two weeks.”

With the initial outbreak of swine flu many potential tourists chose to stay at home rather than risk exposure to the H1N1 virus.  However those infected quickly recovered and people  now believe the disease is not as serious or life threatening.   The travel industry source said at the beginning of summer there were only a few bookings to usually popular destinations – particularly in Europe, but now the market is returning to normal.
 

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