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Olympic Games in London spark European travel fever

By KATRINA SMITH

MARCY, N.Y. (WKTV) - The 2012 Olympic Games in London is sparking somewhat of a European travel fever, according to a local travel agent.

Marie Latus, from Cruises in Paradise in Marcy, says her bookings to the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scotland have more than doubled in the past two weeks. Latus says that the landmarks and sights in London are not the only draw, as Olympic viewers and potential travelers are taking note of the fabulous Greenscapes and Cliffs of Dover they have seen during Olympic coverage and are turning to their travel agents to take them there.

"Ireland, Scotland and England, people look at it and say 'ooh this is nice,' and all the coverage and the shots they have are beautiful," said Latus.

However, if you are planning to go anytime soon, you'll get socked by the exchange rates as the U.S. Dollar does not measure up well with the British Pound.

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