Saturday 18 November 2017

Terror fears shape holiday plans

Soldiers patrol near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Photo: Reuters
Soldiers patrol near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Photo: Reuters
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Irish people are worried about the possibility of a terrorist attack during their holidays - with 80pc saying they will avoid travelling to places they think are at risk.

In a survey of potential holidaymakers, the country deemed most at risk of terrorist attacks was France, with 94pc believing it was a target.

Turkey and Tunisia were also ranked highly, with 91pc and 87pc of respondents believing the countries were at risk.

Meanwhile, Mexico, South Africa and Russia were perceived to be the most risky in relation to crime, according to the research from travel website 123.ie.

The 123.ie Holiday Survey was carried out among 771 adults in Ireland and revealed how recent terrorist attacks have influenced people's thinking.

Irish Independent

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