The changed preferences of German tourists, as well as residents of other European countries, were published by the European tour operator TUI AG, which compiled its regular TUI Holiday Atlas 2022. This report usually publishes the most popular destinations of the summer season. In general, the top five most popular holiday destinations for Europeans, according to TUI, is as follows, and it differs significantly from the pre-Covid 2019 summer:
- Crete (Greece),
- Mallorca (Spain),
- Canary Islands,
- Rhodes Island (Greece),
“Greece continues the upward trend of last year and is in high demand in the Nordic countries and France in particular, and is preferred by vacationers in these countries. Among the Greek islands, in addition to Crete, Rhodes and Kos are in high demand. Among the destinations of Spain, the Balearic Islands stand out, especially the island of Mallorca. The latter remains a favorite holiday destination for the Germans, the Belgians choose the mainland destinations of Spain. Turkey triumphantly returns to the list after the pandemic; it is in great demand among German vacationers, as well as English and Dutch tourists. Most popular destination: Antalya,” TUI said.
As for sorting preferences by country, according to this atlas, the German-speaking world – in addition to tourists from Germany, it also includes Austria and Switzerland prefer Mediterranean destinations. In the first place among German tourists is Mallorca, followed by Antalya, which is confidently returning, in third is the Greek island of Crete. Greece is also popular in Austria, followed by the Austrians in Antalya, followed by Mallorca and the Croatian Adriatic coast. The Swiss voted for Greek Kos, followed by Mallorca and Antalya. At the same time, we note that earlier price wars were expected on the market, especially from Turkey, which lost the Russian market – but this euphoria was “broken off” for German tourists. Read the details here.
British holidaymakers are choosing to holiday on the south coast of Turkey, especially in Dalaman, and then this year in Egypt and Greece. The British also book long-haul destinations such as Mexico and Florida, Mauritius and the Maldives. Greece remained in place number one for Finns, Danes, Norwegians and Swedes – primarily the islands of Crete, Rhodes and Samos, followed by Mallorca and Antalya. Greece has also become the number one holiday destination for French holidaymakers, especially mainland Greek destinations and the island of Crete. The French also book Sicily, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.
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