ETC reveals the performance of key EU travel markets in 2021
Travel across EU member states was 63% lower than in 2019, the European Travel Council (ETC) revealed, also noting that there is a clear, strong and positive link between September and the recovery relative number of visitors from all source markets.
Eurocontrol data shows that flights from Germany fell 35.3% in August compared to the same period in 2019. On the other hand, trips from Germany to Croatia, which imposed rules travel, have recovered to almost pre-pandemic levels. because it was only 3.3% lower, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
“This demonstrates the potential speed at which arrivals could rebound – but also reflects a peak in attendance at the end of the summer. The first signs indicate that there could also be a strong demand from Germany for travel to the Mediterranean in October ”, ETC report explains.
Luxembourg, which has shown a solid rollout of vaccination throughout 2021, recorded a slight drop in German arrivals in 2019 of 33%, compared to an average of destination countries declared in July of 70.5%, with even fewer overnight stays).
On the other hand, the Germans have visited the Czech Republic the least during this year due to the state of emergency announced there. In addition, arrivals to the Czech Republic decreased by 93.4% in June compared to the same period in 2019.
In addition, the French market recorded a 24.8% drop in departing flights compared to 2019. The only destination experiencing an increase for French visitors is Monaco, which also explains the growth of the domestic sector. The other countries welcoming French visitors in September were Croatia and Iceland, with a simple average of 34.1% down from 2019 levels.
The Italian market saw a 23.8% drop in flights for August 2021, which is the lowest rate of any previous market. The least obvious drop in arrivals from Italy was recorded in Luxembourg (-47.9%), the reverse happened for arrivals in Monaco, which saw a 39.3% drop in overnight stays. from the Italian source market.
In addition, Dutch visitors abstained the least from visiting Croatia, with a drop of just 22.3 percent, followed by Bulgaria, which also saw a modest drop of 24.9 percent in August.
The UK market visited continental Europe relatively less this year, as air travel fell 49% from 2019. UK arrivals saw the smallest decline in Luxembourg (-53%), while that Italy recorded an increase of 96.2%. in arrivals.