Tourism year: minus almost 70 percent | current tourism

The tourism year is drawing to a close. And the past twelve months have continued to be tough for the industry. By the end of September, tourism in Germany recorded a decline in sales of 69 percent compared to the pre-Corona year 2019. This corresponds to almost twelve billion euros for tour operator trips.

The DRV and the data service provider Travel Data + Analytics announced these figures – they include holiday trips booked as a package or in modules that were booked in stationary travel agencies, directly with the tour operators or on online portals.

DRV President Norbert Fiebig draws the following conclusion: “Another difficult year is behind us, after a lockdown winter it was not until the summer that there was finally a boost. In the past few months, customers have booked extremely at short notice. “

The long-distance travel segment suffered the strongest revenue losses with a decrease of 73 percent compared to 2019. Another loser was the cruises with a drop in sales of 67 percent. Particularly hard: These declines hit stationary travel agencies in particular, as these trips are booked more often at the classic counter due to the intensive consultation.

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