Nordic agencies see record travel bookings

The few remaining summer breaks are getting expensive
Another wet, cool Nordic summer has prompted a record number of holiday bookings this year. Scandinavian travel agents say that the number of packages still on offer is running low.
Nine of ten summer holiday packages are sold out at Ving in Sweden, part of the Thomas Cook Group. The remaining breaks are getting expensive.
“The average price for a last-minute trip this week is about 7,700 crowns (€822) per person, about 1,500 to 2,000 crowns more expensive than last year,” Ving spokesperson Magdalena Öhrn told the TT news agency. “The bad weather is what’s driving our sales. They were up 50% last week compared to the same week last year.”
Mathias Bergendahl of the agency Fritidsresor recalls when the wave of bookings began that led to the new record. “In the middle of May, we Swedes started looking ahead and thinking ‘summer’s almost here, and it’s raining’,” he said.
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