• Posted:Friday, June 5, 2009
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Travellers counting the pennies
There's no escaping it - this recession is affecting pretty much everyone to some extent.

Obviously lots of people have lost their jobs, but even those who haven't are probably cutting back just in case.

But everyone still needs to get away from time to time, which is why cheap travel is becoming all the more important.

Ian Bradley, who works for the Association of Independent Tour Operators, certainly seems to think this is the case, as he reckons people are "really counting their pennies" when planning a break.

Of course, booking into hostels is one good way of doing this, while backpacker travel can be a pretty economical way to get out and see the world.

One thing is for sure though, as Mr Bradley puts it: "One of the last things to go in a recession when people are suffering is their holiday."

Indeed, budget airline Ryanair has just revealed that while its profits were down in March, the number of people travelling was actually up 15 per cent compared to a year ago.

Sam Buckley
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