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holiday guests: After two years of Corona pandemic, the competition for guests in the Saxon tourism regions this summer broke out again. The guests and overnight stays of before pandemic are often not yet reached, as a survey by the German Press Agency in the tourism regions showed. After the regions have been able to benefit in the past few years that many people have spent their vacation in their homeland because of pandemic, many of them are traveling abroad again this year. © Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/symbol image Passengers are waiting for their train at the train station.
"The summer season is going well," said the managing director of Dresden Marketing GmbH, Corinne Miseer. That should be seen in the city and the hoteliers said that too. Nevertheless, in the event of overnight stays and room utilization, the 2019 status has not yet been reached. The minus during the overnight stays in Dresden and the surrounding area in May was almost 20 percent compared to the same month in 2019. The room utilization was 13.6 percentage points lower. In June 2022, the utilization was 68.4 percent, and 78.7 percent in June 2019. The effects of Corona crisis, Ukraine war and inflation are noticeable, said Miseer. Above all, the lack of labor and increasing energy costs were very concerned about the tourists.
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The summer of 2022, according to Miseer, is "clearly dedicated to active vacation." In the city of Dresden and the Elbland region, the guest could choose from hiking to cycling to stand up paddling on the Elbe or off-stinging in the climbing forest. Because of the many sunny days, open-air events 2022 are particularly in demand.
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rising guests in the city, especially in the conference and congress area. In the purely tourist area, an interim balance is currently difficult, it said. In the hotels, the observation is made that the German tourists predominate with those from abroad.
in the Ore Mountains is the demand for a summer vacation of a spokeswoman for the tourism association "not so high as we have been able to register in the past year." There are still free places in the hotels, guest houses and private holiday accommodations. Many travelers obviously wanted to spend their annual vacation in more distant areas after two years of pandemic. "We hope for bookings from spending decisions for the coming days," said the spokeswoman. "Especially because of the beautiful summer weather." Outdoor activities such as cycling and hiking are particularly popular.
"We hope to reach the figures from 2019 again during the summer months," said the managing director of the Vogtland Tourism Association, Andreas Kraus. Sustainability and vacation in nature were in trend and the Vogtland with its forests, dams, lakes and natural pools as well as the spas have a lot to offer.
In Saxon Switzerland, the forest fire in the national park stopped the upswing. The tourism association for 2022 was actually hoping for overnight stays such as 2018, 7 percent below the record year 2019. "Saxon Switzerland was well booked, although accommodations were still available in all prices," said Mandy Krebs from the Tourism Association. But the forest fires in the national park and the ban on entering the forests would have changed everything. "So what we urgently need is rain, because without the lifting of the forest support ban, we lack an essential offer, namely hiking."
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