The clear winners were Germany (+148%), France (+122%), Switzerland (+105%) and Austria (+101%), which all had more than double the number of booking enquiries compared to August 2018, according to the ranking, which is compiled in cooperation with data analysts TrevoTrend and ratings portal HolidayCheck.
Winners among the big destinations in Southern Europe included Italy (+67%), Croatia (+56%), Greece (+32%), Spain (+20%), Portugal (+14%) and Turkey (+9%).
The main losers, according to the ranking, were Bulgaria (-24%), Cyprus (-16%) and Egypt (-1%). But other North African and Middle East destinations performed better, with stronger interest in Morocco (+47%), the UAE (+47%) and Tunisia (+12%).
In terms of hotel recommendations (see the right tab on the graphic), German holidaymakers were more satisfied with hotels in Tunisia and Cyprus (+4%), Spain and France (both +2%). They were less satisfied with holiday accommodation in Morocco (-5%), UAE and Bulgaria (both -4%).
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.