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Türkiye Leaves Germany Behind in Early Booking Trend


Türkiye Leaves Germany Behind in Early Booking Trend

At the Top in Early Booking: Türkiye is Ahead of Spain

Early reservations in Germany revealed that the most preferred country is Türkiye. Turkey left Greece and Spain behind, respectively. Early booking in Germany is at its highest level in recent years. Early booking packages offered by tour operators broke sales records. A reservation of 3.6 billion Euros was made. According to data from Travel Data+Analytics (TDA), which compiles travel agency data, approximately €3.6 billion worth of package and modular travel was booked by tour operators at fixed travel agencies and online travel portals for summer trips between May and October. Turkey was the leading country in the distribution of 2024 summer reservations according to destinations. Greece and Spain followed Turkey, respectively. Other notable destinations were the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.

Norbert Fiebig: Broke All Time Record

Norbert Fiebig, President of the Association of German Travel Agents (Deutscher Reiseverband – DRV), evaluating TDA data, said: “Advance reservations were 2.4 billion Euros last year. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, it amounted to 3.3 billion Euros in 2019. “Thus, 2024 early bookings broke an all-time record with 3.6 billion Euros,” he said. Fiebig said that early booking will continue in February and March and that families with children are in high demand. Türkiye is Ahead of Spain

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Stefan Baumert: Prices Will Not Increase Much in 2024

According to the news from the Economy Newspaper; TUI Germany Manager Stefan Baumert said in 2023; Stating that they reached new peaks in Turkey, Spain and Greece and that there were various factors behind the high sales in 2023, “High prices did not prevent many people from traveling. “Prices will not increase much in 2024,” he said. “Holiday in Turkey, you get a little more for your money,” said Baumert, Turkey has always gained a reputation as a cheap travel destination. In this respect, the price-performance ratio is still at the right level. “This year, for the first time, we want to send more than one million guests from Germany alone to Turkey,” he said.


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