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Danes shop for holiday trips on sale using their tax returns

The travel sector will be a happy winner when "the Danish family" soon receives its tax return for 2014. It happens on 7 April, which expects to see tens of billions put into around 2.5 million Danes' NemKonto.

Since the weekend, many Danes have taken advance opportunity of these economic pleasures. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Denmark's largest travel agent, Spies, noted a sales increase of 20 percent, compared to the same days the previous week. And today, Thursday, the trend continues.

These days the Danes receive even more for their tax money, when they wish to ensure themselves a sun or city vacation with their tax return.

The sale is also stimulated by the fact that we are now selling last minute offers in April, May and June from DKK 1799 for week-long holidays, which during the school holidays cost up to DKK 6000. In all, we have placed 8000 trips on sale. The pattern is that the families with children book their holiday for the school summer holidays now. They have waited to book until they, this weekend, were clear of how much tax money they could accurately allocate for this year's holiday in the sun, says Torben Andersen, Communications Manager at Spies.

The top 5 best-selling summer destinations at the moment are as follows:

1) Mallorca

2) Antalya

3) Rhodes

4) Crete

5) Cyprus

Further information: Communications Manager Torben Andersen, tel. +45 40 59 47 00.

Spies is Denmark's largest travel agent. The company is included in the Nordic travel group, Thomas Cook Northern Europe, together with the travel agents Ving in Norway and Sweden, Tjäreborg in Finland, as well as the hotel group, Resorts & Hotels, that runs hotel chains, including Sunwing Family Resorts and Sunprime Hotels. Spies' guests preferably fly with the sister company, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia. Thomas Cook Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and the company's approx. 27 000 employees operate in over 70 countries. Thomas Cook Group Airlines, which includes Condor in Germany, Thomas Cook Airlines in Great Britain, and Thomas Cook Airlines in Belgium, is Europe's 11th largest airline company with 90 modern and environmentally friendly aeroplanes.

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