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Germans Tell Where They Want to Travel in 2020

News As many countries around the world reopen their borders, tourists start making vacation plans again. Germany is well-known as one of the major source markets in tourism, so it is important to know what destinations are popular in this country. Even though there is no coronavirus vaccine available at the moment, Germans are already eager to travel. What places do they prefer?

Surprisingly, Germans remain the #1 nation that wants to travel abroad. The share of people who are not scared by the coronavirus is significantly higher in Germany than in the rest of the world. A global survey asked respondents from different countries whether they were planning to continue to travel abroad. An astonishing number of Germans – 70% - told they would continue traveling. This is the highest result not only in Europe but also in the rest of the world.

Only 20% of the respondents from Germany were planning to stay in the country and enjoy domestic trips. Finally, the remaining 10% had concerns about traveling during the coronavirus pandemic and said they would stay at home. At the same time, 90% of the German respondents were considering health risks when planning a vacation in 2020.

What destinations are German tourists planning to visit his year? In the past, Mallorca hotels were the most popular choice. Spain and the Canaries in particular were the preferred destination for Germans, followed by Italy, Austria, and France. Such countries as Denmark, Greece, and Switzerland have always had many guests from Germany too. Nowadays, tourists consider their home country the safest destination but they are also willing to visit neighboring countries. It looks like hotels in Zurich, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen hotels will get more German-speaking guests soon because Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Denmark are the most popular choices. When it comes to long-haul destinations, German travelers want to visit South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and Singapore.

Just like tourists in many countries of the world, German travelers have safety concerns. They consider air travel and cruises to be riskier and label car journeys the safest. Beach holidays, camping, and holidays in the wild are also less risky in the opinion of German tourists. To prevent the spread of the disease, Germans think it is important to keep minimum distance and observe hygiene rules.


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