Bookings for Summer Holidays in Greece up, Thomas Cook Says

FILE - Tourists take pictures in front of the fifth century BC Parthenon temple at the Acropolis hill in Athens, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Bookings for summer holidays in Greece are significantly up, UK travel agent Thomas Cook said on Tuesday.

Although it is still too early, bookings have increased and prices are up compared to last year.

“The demand for holidays in Turkey and Egypt is very strong, and we expect it to reduce the margin pressures caused by high demand for Spain in 2016 and 2017,” the company said in their report for their 2017 economic results.

“Reservations for Greece and Cyprus have also significantly increased, following strong performance in summer 2017,” it added.

According to the travel agency, British bookings for next summer are up 2 pct and the average selling price is up 6 pct.