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Stag parties in Amsterdam 'could find it less busy'

Those planning to head to Amsterdam for a stag weekend may find the recession means they have a better time.

According to the Association of Independent Tour Operators, Brits travelling to Europe will find it more enjoyable due to the decreased number of tourists.

Executive director Kate Kenward explained that fewer tourists could mean less queuing for attractions, giving holidaymakers more time to do what they want.

"There were quite a few people waiting to make last minute travel arrangements last summer - because they didn't know what the economy was going to do and perhaps they thought there would be many last-minute deals," she said.

However, Ms Kenward added that some may have been burned by companies refusing to reduce their prices, leaving them stuck for somewhere to go.

Her comments follow a Travel Trade Gazette survey, which showed the price of holidays rose by £26 to £564 this summer.

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