Hotels in Germany and neighbouring countries saw a dramatic surge in enquiries from the German travel industry in June while demand eased for some Mediterranean destinations, according to the latest fvw Hotel Ranking.
Enquiries for overland destinations easily reachable by car (or train) headed the growth rates last month. France (+159%), Germany (+120%), Italy (+114%) and Croatia (+113%) saw enquiries more than double, while Austria (+99%) and Switzerland (+75%) also saw much more interest.
There were varying fortunes for ‘flight’ destinations. Some, such as the UAE (+51%), Portugal (+44%), Greece (+35%) and Morocco (+32%), enjoyed strong interest. Spain performed well with an 11% rise in enquiries while Tunisia generated a 10% rise in enquiries. But losers were Turkey (-9%), Egypt (-13%) and Bulgaria (-14%).
In all, 14 of the 17 countries covered in the fvw Hotel Ranking were well ahead of the levels recorded for June last year.
In terms of hotel recommendations (see the right tab on the graphic
), German holidaymakers were more satisfied with hotels in France (4%) and Tunisia (+1%), while Egypt was unchanged. They were less satisfied with holiday hotels in Germany (-6%), Italy (-4%) and Portugal (-3%).
The TrevoTrend evaluation shows booking request trends from the past four weeks in comparison with the same period last year. The information is based on several million booking enquiries from travel agencies and large travel websites, which are evaluated by TrevoTrend.
The HolidayCheck evaluation shows the average recommendation rate of hotel customers in the respective country. The deviations from the previous year's month are shown in percent. With more than eight million ratings, the German-language HolidayCheck booking and rating portal enables holidaymakers to find the right hotel for their holidays.
The fvw Hotel Ranking is compiled in cooperation with data analysts TrevoTrend and ratings portal HolidayCheck. It gives an overview of demand trends, in terms of millions of enquiries through travel agents and tour operators that are analysed by TrevoTrend. In addition, it measures German customer satisfaction with leisure hotels in top destinations based on HolidayCheck evaluations.