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More than half of the UK’s young people say they would continue to visit a hot spot.
Among students, in the days and weeks following the Westminster Bridge terror attack, week-on-week bookings for trips to London shot up by 19%.
And when terrorists attacked the Bataclan music venue in Paris in 2015 bookings there rocketed by 27%.
3rd June, London Bridge: an attacker wearing a fake suicide vest lies on the ground after being shot by police
“Students are less likely to cancel their travel plans because of world events than other travellers might be”
Later a terrorist drove a truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice in the south of France, killing 86 people.
But month-on-month bookings to the resort on the Mediterranean shot up by 87%.
Confident students were not put off Brussels after three suicide bombs ripped through the city.
The horror in March 2016 killed 32 civilians.
In the wake of the attack, bookings to Brussels rose by 2%. But in Berlin, where a truck terror attack killed 12, bookings were down 84%.
Mike Cleary, global managing director at Student Universe, who carried out the poll of young people, said: “Students are less likely to cancel their travel plans because of world events than other travellers might be.
In total, eight people died and 48 were injured
“These students are often embarking on once-in-a-lifetime experiences – from backpacking adventures and Gap Years to semesters abroad.
“While we certainly encourage students to be vigilant and heed all government travel warnings, we are happy to see students forging ahead with their global adventures.”
One student told the researchers: “I am about to travel to a country that has had tragic events in the recent past which causes me to be more alert and cautious, but I believe it will still be an amazing adventure.”