World: travel industry increasingly leaves Corona crisis behind

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After two hard Corona years, the travel industry celebrates a comeback. Organizers benefit from the desire to travel in Germany, which has not yet been clouded by the record -breaking inflation.

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"After more than two years of pandemic, there is a lot of pent up," reports, for example, Ingo Burmester, Central Europe boss from Touristik. Despite the rapidly increased energy costs, sun-hungry, according to industry representatives in the 2022/23 winter season, does not currently have to adjust to large price jumps in package tours. For some managers, the chaos at German airports causes displeasure.

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FTI boss Ralph Schiller sees a comeback from the package tour. "If you calculate it based on the trend, this financial year will be booked on average 15 percent more package tours than before the pandemic," said the manager recently. In the recent months, demand was up to 25 percent higher than in the 2018/19 period.

trend for higher -priced offers

organizer Alltours has already exceeded the pre -crisis level in the current financial year. "In the current summer season, we recorded an increase of 10 percent with the guests and a increase in sales of over 20 percent," said Alltours owner Willi Verwven. "Because our customers treat themselves to more, book higher-quality hotels and more all-inclusive offers."

the trend towards higher -priced offers and long -distance trips also sees tourism. The turnover of the current summer season is therefore significantly above the level before pandemic.

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No price jumps awaited

for price jumps in the upcoming winter season, holidaymakers, according to Burmester, do not currently have to adjust to themselves despite the significantly increased energy prices. "A largely price -stable picture is currently emerging," says the Manager from Touristik. Hotel and flight capacities for the 2022/23 winter season, as usual in the industry, were purchased months ago at the prices at that time and therefore cheaper.

«With high inflation, we, as an organizer, buy on average more cheaply than booking portals that require prices at the current time. The high inflation tends to favor the package tour, »explains Burmester. Alltours owner Verhuven speaks of a moderate increase in prices for the winter vacation of 3 percent so far.

customers unsettled by airport chaos

Finds Ingo Lies, founder and head of the special trip operator Chameleon Reisen, for chaos at the airports at the main travel time: «The Airlines offered a lot more flights at the beginning of the year than they have with theirs Personnel could have served. It's a bit negligent. » The airports would have let it go. According to

Lies, the providers, which specialized on sustainable trips, were increasingly received by customers from customers who were unsettled by the situation at the airports. In addition, the demand for the strong months of April to June was flattened with bookings well above the pre-coronary level from the end of June.

According to FTI boss Schiller, the current vacation trip boom was difficult to predict. But: "In our opinion, a lack of preparation for the main vacation time and exaggerated austerity measures are reasons for the chaotic states, for example at the airports."

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