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As travelling becomes more expensive, government and hotels step in

05.26.2011
Topic European Travel

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Many people dream of travelling all over the world, but fuel prices and skyrocketing hotel costs have made it difficult for them to afford a multitude of vacations. However, as the tourism industry stimulates much of the world's economy, governments in Europe are looking to encourage its citizens to keep travelling. 

The Toronto Star reports that governments in Belgium, Finland, France and Spain are offering vacation vouchers to senior citizens, people with health conditions and families in need in order to provide the kind of trip that they wouldn't be able to afford otherwise. 

Additionally, according to the news provider, more hotels are offering discounted rates in hopes of bringing in travellers from all over the world. Some tourists who are eager to visit other destinations may decide to pick a hotel with a discounted rate to save money. 

The Montreal Gazette reports that such tropical areas as the Caribbean are offering deals in an effort to reach people who are looking to enjoy the summer sun without having to empty their wallets.