which is significantly more expensive in Italy, Spain and Croatia
The summer holidays in 2022 will be more difficult in several respects: on the one hand, the Corona numbers are currently rising again in many popular holiday destinations, and on the other hand, many things are currently becoming more expensive, even abroad. Vacationers should therefore be prepared for rising prices during their vacation.
As ARD foreign journalists report on tagesschau.de, prices are also rising in the popular holiday destination Italy, for example. There, in particular, fuel is currently more expensive again, despite previous state tax cuts. A liter of gasoline in Italy would cost around two euros, with price fluctuations of up to 20 or 30 cents and more.
But not only refueling, but also many other areas that affect vacationers are affected by the price increase. According to the consumer association Codacons, for example, there has been a price increase of nearly fifteen percent for hotels. Vacationers should also prepare for significantly higher prices for transport and restaurant visits. And those who want to reserve a deck chair on the beach will also have to dip into their pockets, according to tagesschau.de: on weekends, for example, around 30 euros will be charged for a day.
Particularly with the price increases, one must also reckon with holidays in Spain or Portugal. The inflation with approximately eight percent is to be felt in both countries according to her particularly in the supermarkets, in addition to the restaurant. Particularly in Spain, tourism is increasing extremely, which is driving up prices in the country in addition to inflation. The more touristic the area, the more additional costs can therefore be generated in gastronomy for example.
Hotel and other prices also rose fifteen percent, just as they did in Italy. Tourists should keep an eye out for upcoming festivities or important dates in Spain or Portugal when planning their vacation. Because according to foreign journalist Reinhard Spiegelhauer the overnight stay becomes in July because of the bullfight in Pamplona up to five times more expensive than otherwise. Who travels, but does not want to spend so much money, has in other countries the chance to spend a more favorable holiday.
Fuel currently costs around 2.20 euros in Spain and Portugal. In Spain, however, locals and tourists get a discount. Thus, 20 cents per liter are deducted from the bill when refueling. In Portugal, there are also regulations, but this only brings a benefit to locals and not to tourists.
Who hoped that perhaps the popular holiday destination Croatia would be spared from extreme price increases, is unfortunately also disappointed here. Thus, a family of four at the Adriaküste has to reckon with lunch with around 100 euros converted – even more depending on the tourist region.
There is, however, a positive aspect in Croatia: fuel prices at petrol stations that are not located on the highway are 1.70 for a liter of diesel and 1.80 for a liter of petrol at cause of the government. Those who wish to vacation abroad should also keep an eye on the current Corona regulations in the vacation countries.
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