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Interest in holidaying on Kos falls by over 50%

Could it be the news that migrants from the continent of Africa landing on Kos that has caused a drop in interest from British holiday makers? In the last two months over 6,000 have landed on the island arrived from war-torn countries including Syria and Afghanistan this year.

The hotel search website trivago.co.uk revealed that in the last week alone searches for accommodation on Kos had fallen by a massive 52% compared to searches which were made during the previous week. This followed on from news of the migrants had appeared all over the media on May 26th.

Although interest in Kos seems to have cooled off, the same cannot be said for the other Greek Islands. Here there was an increase in searches for Kefalonia, Santorini, Crete, Corfu, Rhodes, Mykonos, and Zante. The report suggests that interest in those places was up by 66% with the exception of Corfu which was down by around 5%, this resulted in the popularity of Kos with holiday makers falling to eight from the previous seventh place.

Although it can only be speculation that caused British holiday makers to fall out of favour with Kos, it would be too much of a coincidence to think it had nothing to do with the migration problems on the island.

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