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April 15, 2008

Focus: Euro boosts tourism in Eastern Europe, Caribbean, USA

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Another trend Demokritou has seen since the Euro has become stronger than the dollar is more travel within the United States.

"Hopefully that will help our own economy," she said.

Either flying or cruising to Europe or the Caribbean, agents said Americans are still enjoy soaking up the sun or visiting the castles and other landmarks in Europe.

International air travel was 85.7 percent between 2006 and 2007, according to the Plunkett Research Ltd., with revenue from international travel totaling $735 billion.

"As of right now it's busy, and I hope it will continue," Toscano said.

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