Europe’s Best Beach Destination
In the coastal and city destinations indicator, jointly made by World Travel Market (WTM) and ForwardKeys, places that are in high demand for European sea and sun holidays in the summer of 2022 were announced. According to the findings of the 2022 summer travel outlook report, Antalya ranked first in beach destinations. Antalya has the best performance with an increase of 81 percent compared to the summer of 2019.
Greece stands out on rival beaches
On the other hand, after Antalya, the regions of Greece hold six places in the top 10 in Europe’s leading sun and beach destinations: Mykonos is in third place, followed by Rhodes (4th), Chania (5th) and Heraklio (6th) in Crete. .), Santorini (7th) and Thessaloniki (8th).
Compared to pre-Covid 2019, Mykonos and Rhodes increased by 29 percent, Chania by 26 percent, Heraklion by 23 percent, Santorini by 20 percent and Thessaloniki by 17 percent. While taking the 3rd place after Athens, Naples and Istanbul in the ranking of city destinations, Istanbul is at the same level as 2019.
What about 2022 holiday reservations in countries?
According to the report, Greece is among the fastest-recovering countries in Europe with an increase of 5 percent in terms of the comparison of incoming reservations for 3 quarters with 2019, followed by Turkey with 4 percent. On the other hand, Portugal followed these two countries with a decrease of -9 percent, Spain -15 percent and France -16 percent. (The summer travel outlook report)