Rabat - A new poll of 2,000 British travelers found that 75% actively avoid Muslim countries as destinations, including Morocco.
Rabat – A new poll of 2,000 British travelers found that 75% actively avoid Muslim countries as destinations, including Morocco.
The results originate from a new research conducted by the travel deal company “Travelzoo”, whose survey showed how recent events were impacting Britons’ traveling habits.
Travelzoo noted that three quarters of the 2,000 UK adults who were surveyed admitted that they were actively avoiding Islamic nations when deciding where to travel.
The survey identified Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt as the traditionally popular tourist spot the British are now most afraid of visiting.
The study found that UK consumers feel most secure traveling to the Canary Islands, the Caribbean or Australia for winter sun this year.
For travel over the next 12 months, British people are most confident booking Italy, Spain, France, Portugal and the USA.
The tragic terrorist attack last June in Tunisia is believed to be behind the changed habits of the British according to Daily Mail.
54 percent of the 2,000 UK adults surveyed said the attack in Tunisia had put them off booking or planning a holiday anywhere abroad.
Daily Mail quoted Travelzoo’s managing director Richard Singer as saying that rather than creating a climate of fear in the trade, the findings highlighted the need to reassure clients in an uncertain climate.