Holiday travel 'unaffected' by swine flu

04 June 2009

Holiday travel from Dubai is picking up after being on a low key for three weeks following the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico in mid April this year. Dubai's travel agencies have also seen a change in destinations, with Middle East countries as the most favoured by families. However, corporate travel remained more or less the same for the European and North American sectors. Darshana Cabraal, Arabian Oryx operations manager, told Khaleej Times that swine flu is not affecting the travel industry as much as the economic downturn because inbound tourists are still on the rise.

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