With an average of 433 euros, Europeans double the average spending on hotel accommodation at Christmas, compared to 2019
MADRID, November 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – While Christmas 2020 has been marked by the pandemic and many travel restrictions, 2021 gives us the freedom to travel for our winter vacation! This year, the average European expenditure per hotel reservation is up 76.02% compared to 2020 and 105.21% compared to 2021. The average expenditure amounts to 433 euros, compared to 246 euros in 2020 and 211 euros in 2019, according to data from online travel agency eBooking. Switzerland is the country that spends the most on Christmas trips with an average spend of â¬ 715; followed by the Netherlands at 649 â¬, France at 479 â¬, Spain with 347 â¬, Germany with 329 â¬, Italy with 267 â¬, and Portugal with 242 â¬.
âSurprisingly, last year brought us to more ‘non-weekend’ vacations and yet the average spent was lower than this year, although higher than in 2019. Due to the pandemic, there was a lot of travel restrictions and the hotels had very low prices to attract customers, âsays Toni Raurich, eBooking advisor. He adds that âChristmas is marked by family reunions and home reunions, but it is also a time when traveling and visiting places with traditions and holiday decorations become the dream of many. Visiting cities like new York with its spectacular Christmas lights or amazing markets in central Europe has become a regular part of this holiday season. We usually talk about short trips of 2 to 4 days, which are full of magic “.
Europeans book 3-day trips on average; The French would normally choose 4 day trips, while the Italians, Swiss and Dutch prefer a 2 day getaway. Electronic reservation data also reveals that Spain, Germany, and Portugal citizens stay on average.
The same Spanish online travel agency also highlighted the Top 10 most visited cities for Christmas! These are Paris, France), Madrid (Spain), Strasbourg (France), Istanbul (Turkey), London (UK), New York (United States), Hamburg (Germany), Dubai (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), Rome (Italy), and Lisbon (Portugal). In 2020, people would prefer cities that are closer and the ten most visited were Madrid (Spain), Barcelona (Spain), Marseilles (France), Istanbul (Turkey), Roissy-en-France France), Strasbourg (France), Lion (France), Seville (Spain), Berlin (Germany) and Lisbon (Portugal).
âWe seem more daring when it comes to international travel, even long-haul travel, which is why countries like United States and the United Arab Emirates be on this year’s list. However, European cities remain the protagonists of Christmas! “Mentions the eBooking advisor.
For Christmas, hotels are the preferred accommodation (75%), followed by apart hotels (10%), vacation apartments (7%), hostels and hostels (4%) and resorts ( 4%).