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Journeys between UK and France are expected to be up 31% on last year as trips to US and North Africa fall out of favour.

This article titled “Families rediscover French holidays as Arab spring and taxes take their toll” was written by Paul Gallagher, for The Observer on Saturday 4th June 2011 23.01 UTC

For many Britons of a certain age, the charming towns, imposing chateaux and pavement cafes of France summon up cherished memories of first times abroad on a school exchange or a family holiday. In an era when long-haul flights were the preserve of the wealthy, a boat trip across the Channel was a welcome break for generations of holidaymakers.

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