Greece is TUI Group’s second holiday country of choice for Europeans, after Spain, according to the holiday bookings made through the travel giant this year.
Turkey this year has returned in TUI’s top 5 and is third most preferred destination of Europeans, after having seen a decreasing demand from many Western and Northern European markets.
According to an announcement on Wednesday, TUI vacationers from Europe this year rank Crete first in the destination list. The other top destinations are Majorca, Antalya, Rhodes and Larnaca in Cyprus.
Three of the five most popular destinations for Germans are found in Greece: Crete, Rhodes and Kos. Other most popular holiday regions of TUI holidaymakers from Germany include Majorca and Antalya.
Greece is also very popular among Northern Europeans. For Norwegians, Swedes, Danes and Finns, Greece is even the number one holiday destination, as it also is for the Poles and French. The same is the case for Austrian holidaymakers. Austrians have a particular preference for Crete and Rhodes, with both destinations ranking first and second in the Austrian top five.
According to TUI’s bookings, the French also want to spend their holidays in Greece and also in Italy, with their absolute favorite destination being the Sicilian capital of Palermo.
On the other hand, the British, Belgians and Dutch prefer Spain. With Majorca, Tenerife and Ibiza, three Spanish islands form the triumvirate of British and Irish dream destinations.
Like the Dutch, British and Irish travelers are also traveling to more distant destinations in the summer. They are the only ones to rank long-distance destinations among the top five destinations: for example, Dutch people like to spend their holidays on the Caribbean island of Curacao in 2018, while the British and Irish are heading for the Mexican holiday paradise of Cancun.