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6 Sep, 2011

Croatia Chalks up Summer Success but Mexico Lifts Crown for Growth

Croatia is the only destination to feature in Post Office® Fastest Growing Currencies summer top ten for three years running

· Mexico hits the holiday top spot with growth of 144 per cent

· Thailand recovers from troubles but Egypt’s currency sales slump

With demand fuelled by low-cost all-inclusive deals and direct BA flights to Cancun, Mexico was the runaway winner in the Fastest Growing Currencies summer survey. Record growth of 144 per cent compared with a year ago took the Latin-American favourite into the Post Office’s top 20 bestselling currencies for the first time at number 19.

Closer to home, the Croatian kuna is the only currency to have featured in the annual Post Office Fastest Growing Currencies table for the past three years – this year moving up to fourth place. A 15 per cent sales increase for June-August 2011 compared with last summer – boosted by 36 per cent growth in August – is the latest evidence of a continuing three year growth trend.

via Croatia Chalks up Summer Sun Success but Mexico Lifts Crown for Holiday Growth says The Post Office.