Tour operators in Germany are optimistic about the activation of reservations after the EU implements the 'Covid-19' travel pass "so-called. covid passport, and some even predict a boom given the massive accumulated demand among travelers.
As we wrote yesterday, European Commission introduces 'EU Covid-19 certificate' in June for people who have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19. Although until recently it was said that it would take effect at the end of June, the latest information says that health certificates could take effect in the middle of the month.
As we know, a “covid passport” will allow countries to ease travel restrictions and launch a tourism sector. For example, in Germany, several regional states are re-enabling domestic travel by allowing accommodation providers with low-infection areas to reopen.
Executive Director of TUI Group Fritz Joussen welcomed the moves by the German authorities to restore civil liberties, including freedom of travel, and the abolition of testing and quarantine regulations for people vaccinated against Covid-19, reports fvw.de.
"Summer holidays in Germany and southern Europe will be possible in 2021. Freedom and responsibility are not contradictory. Tourists, tour operators and hoteliers take protection and hygiene very seriously. This was shown by the positive experiences in the Canary Islands in winter and in Mallorca during Easter", Joussen points out and emphasized that tourists are sitting on packed suitcases, and the tourism industry is ready to provide a safe holiday in 2021.
According to the news agency DPA, Germans are looking for traditional destinations like Spain, Greece and Italy.
"The vaccination campaign has accelerated dramatically in Germany, and bookings are growing steadily"A TUI spokesman told the DPA, adding that many people book longer trips because they have had to wait a very long time for a holiday. “The trend is towards higher category hotels and larger rooms with a better location. ”
Similarly, the country's second largest tour operator, DER Touristik, is currently recording a "significant increase" in bookings. “People also want to travel as safely and as quickly as possible", Said the head of Central Europe Ingo Burmester and added that holidays will remain cheap this year. “Very attractive price offers resulting from very low demand at the beginning of the year are in some cases still available for travel in July," he pointed out.
Director of the FTI Group Ralph Schiller expects travel to flourish as soon as restrictions are eased. “How great the desire to travel can be seen from the fact that demand for Mallorca and the Dominican Republic - destinations where there are currently no travel warnings - has increased sharply for travel in May and June 2021."
Schiller adds that customers are opting for luxury hotels and predicts “very stable” price trends for this summer. But it also warns that if the expected boom in bookings for the main summer holidays occurs, then capacity could be reduced and prices could rise in some areas.
Source: fvw.de. Photo: bici, Pixabay.com