With the summer season coming to a close, Spanish destinations are seeing another batch of German vacationers, who have booked hotels in these destinations throughout October and early November.
Subsequently, the Balearic government requested an extension of the tourism season to welcome German tourists. However, hoteliers’ decisions about whether to stay open or closed will be determined by the resorts where German tourism is most represented, TheSchengen.com reports.
The German Travel Association (DRV) has revealed a surge in interest in traveling to the Mediterranean this fall, with Mallorca becoming the number one holiday destination, followed by other Spanish, Greek and Turkish destinations.
German citizens are increasingly interested in traveling. “There is a high level of demand for traditional Mediterranean destinations,” said DRV, noting also that travelers are encouraged to travel as well due to the easing of restrictions in the respective countries.
However, hoteliers are concerned about the nature of last-minute reservations, which is an ensuing problem during the summer season. However, German autumn tourism is expected to be plentiful, no matter how long the season takes.
Since the holiday dates are different in all states, the autumn holiday lasts about five weeks in Germany, as the following list indicates:
In the states of Mecklenburg and Vorpommern, the holidays will run from October 2 to October 9. In Schleswig and Holstein, the holiday dates are from 4 to 16 October. From 2nd to 5th November.
“The times for these breaks are set when the summer holidays fall, while the duration varies because some states have only a week off for Christmas while others have two,” Mallorca Daily Bulletin reports.
On the other hand, Germany does not lag behind in tourism numbers either, with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) revealing that the country received 38.9 million tourists in 2018, making it the fourth most visited country in Europe.
However, according to official data, the state of Brandenburg and the capitalist tourism sector in Berlin are not doing well, with a decrease of 61 percent, representing 2.5 million overnight stays, observed in the first half of 2021. Compared to pre-pandemic levels, it suffered Tourism from a drop of 84.2 per cent in Berlin.
The Germans may have missed the tourists themselves, but in 2021 they made up for the largest number of tourists recorded in the Balearic and Canary Islands, resulting in a total of 4.4 million tourists visiting Spain during 2021. The figure represents a 78.3 percent increase in tourism compared to last year, This means that Spanish tourism has come as close as possible to pre-pandemic levels.