Growing trend for domestic holidays in Germany
Domestic holidays are a growing trend for German travellers
Data from Hotelbeds, the No.1 Global B2B bedbank, support the company’s optimistic forecast for the year and showing that German travellers are increasingly choosing to stay in their own country to spend their summer break, with domestic accommodation bookings growing almost threefold in comparison to last year. However, Turkey and Spain still rank ahead as their preferred summer destinations, with the Iberian country now holding the second position after the remarkable increase in reservations to Turkey.
An interest in cultural heritage, economic factors, convenience or simply good weather forecasts may all be factors in encouraging Germans to remain more in their home country this summer, with cities such as Berlin and Hamburg in particular generating high demand.
Despite this increase in demand, the majority of Germans still choose to spend their holidays in their traditionally favourite destinations of Spain and Turkey. The news this year, according to Hotelbeds data, is that Turkey has overtaken Spain as their preferred destination, although the island of Majorca continues to be the Germans’ number one choice, followed by Side, the Turkish coastal city. Even though the country’s current economic situation is uncertain, Greece still ranks fourth in the list of top destination countries despite a slow down in booking in recent weeks.