The Dutch book their holidays to Greece increasingly earlier shows research from Griekenland.net. 959 visitors to this popular online platform for Greece voted in recent months. Over 19% of the respondents already booked their holidays to Greece in September or October, which is a lot more and earlier than last year. Also the months, May, June and January traditionally score well to arrange holidays to Greece in The Netherlands.
Christmas holiday starts new summer season
In the travel industry in Holland they mention ‘third Christmas day’. During Christmas holidays with family and friends, the holiday plans for next summer are often discussed. Families with children want have choice and are linked to the busy school holidays. From 27 December, visitor numbers will increase online and more holidays will be booked. In the second week of January, the largest travel event in The Netherlands takes place annually in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. “Vakantiebeurs” attracts more than 100,000 traveling-enthusiastic Dutch people and also Griekenland.net takes part for the fourth year in a row.
September and October favorite month to book holiday
Whether it is the better economic climate, the positive news from Greece or just the need to go to Greece: Greece is more popular than ever as a holiday destination in The Netherlands. September and October are the months in which we prefer to choose and book our holidays for 2019. That means more ‘early bookers’ this year. The number of last minute bookings will also be high again this year. From the poll of Griekenland.net it appears that 16% in May and 14% in June choose to book their holidays. In January there is still have plenty of choice in apartments, seaside resorts and hotels and more than 13% of the participants choose this month as their favorite to make the holiday the Greek islands or mainland
Organize holidays more by yourself
The transparent travel market makes people more and more compose and book their own package travel. Booking a plane ticket is not that difficult anymore and there is not only one airline flying to a Greek holiday destination. The range of apartments, hotels and villas in Greece is large and you can also combine a stay in the north and south of a Greek island. No more in a coach first along five to ten other hotels, before you arrive at your own accommodation. Just have a rental car ready at the Greek airport and drive to your holiday spot.
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