Holiday hotspots such as Sharm El Sheikh
have already begun to work their magic on people planning trips in 2008, the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) has suggested.
In its predictions for the holiday market for next year, Abta said that early bookings for Turkey, Egypt and Portugal "look very good".Orlando
could also enjoy a strong year, with Abta predicting that the US will be popular as a result of the strength of the pound against the dollar and the drama that will be generated by the presidential elections in the autumn.
Justin Fleming, president of the association, said that hopes are high for the travel industry in 2008.
"Travelling is always an inspiring way of spending our free time and with so many exciting events and enticing destinations, our enthusiasm for overseas holidays in 2008 remains high," he commented.
One of the highlights of next year will be the Formula One European grand prix in Valencia.
The city has recently developed its America's Cup marina to host the race, which will take place on the first F1 street course to be constructed since the US grand prix circuit was built in Phoenix, Arizona in 1989.
Article ID: 579, Posted: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:44:09 GMT