Holidaymakers are seeking ever-more exotic locations to avoid "chavellers", a
World Travel Market report has revealed.Chavs, typically seen as working
class and jewellery-loving, are frightening off the middle-class traveller,
the report found.Julian Rolfe, of research company Synovate, said: "The
prospect of going somewhere the chavs favour is too awful to contemplate for
the middle classes."
"For the middle classes, going somewhere like Chile, Libya or Mozambique has
real bragging appeal and sets them apart from the crowd.
"You could say the more affluent are seeking a road less chavelled."
The report also found that low-cost airlines were dictating how European
countries performed as tourist destinations.
Low-fare flights now make up 40% of the total UK air journey market to Europe.
Estonia has reported British visitor numbers were up 77% on last year after
EasyJet started weekly trips to its capital city Tallinn.
Similar booms were seen in Poland, Slovakia, Lithuania and Slovenia.
To be honest I haven't seen an invasion of Chavs in Warsaw
Maybe you guys
have a different opinion? Do you think Central Europe is their next
destination after Ibiza and Mallorca? Is the british yob culture about to
descend upon us?
A little bit about 'Chavs' :
I think the closest thing in Poland you get to a 'Chav' is a 'dresiarz' (?)
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