The feedback sounds euphoric: "It's going like hot cakes," says Marija Linnhoff, chairwoman of the travel agency association VUSR. "We will likely match, if not exceed, 2019 sales this year." Linnhoff reports that there is particularly strong demand for destinations in the Mediterranean, especially Spain, Italy and Greece.
The conditions seem unfavorable: inflation and the energy crisis are also making themselves felt in tourism. Holidays sold in this country have become five to ten percent more expensive on average compared to the previous year. In order to still be able to afford the vacation, many Germans prefer to save on other expenses, or they travel shorter and cheaper.
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