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Holiday Travel Increases As Swine Flu Scare Abates

Holiday travel out of Dubai is on the increase after three weeks of subdued activity due to concerns over the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico this April.  Dubai tourist agencies report many destinations have been swapped and Middle Eastern countries are favored by most families.  However, corporate travel in Europe and North America are generally the same.

Deputy General Manager for Al Reis Travel said initially there was a 30% drop in bookings for outbound travel, but in the last ten days they have returned to their normal levels.   Mohammad Al Reis said before travelers were very cautious because the disease is a new one “but somehow, they got educated with all the information from the media.”

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