Travelcircus: Demand for Croatia is growing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

first_imgInterestingly, the data show that this year those who like to travel mostly avoid last-minute vacations. Compared to the previous year, this type of vacation lost an average of 89,93% of searches. City or city break trips also suffer from a drop in interest due to the pandemic, and record a search loss of 77,85%. Austrians also love to relax. With a growth of 30,68% since the summer of 2019, wellness holidays are the number 2 most popular types of holidays in Austria. Third place went to travel to cultural and other attractions, with a growth of 14,5%. Demand for hotels fell, while demand for holiday homes rose by more than half. Focus on active vacation and wellness “The data from the research show that the Austrians showed the greatest demand for domestic travel, which put Austria as the destination in first place in terms of demand. The great news is that Croatia took second place in terms of demand, which is an excellent result in these circumstances, while Germany took third place. It is also important to note that no other country outside the DACH region has recorded a positive increase in holiday demand as Croatia. “, he pointed out Branimir Tončinić, adding that the demand for hotels in the Austrian market has fallen this year, and the demand for accommodation in holiday homes has increased. The volume of hotel searches decreased among Austrians (-18,07%), while accommodation such as holiday homes, apartments and houseboats increased by 13-26%. Holiday homes are the absolute winners, both in this research and on the Croatian market this year. It’s about the results of an online booking platform survey Travelcircus on changes in the travel habits of tourists due to the coronary virus pandemic from the DACH region, ie Germany, Austria and Switzerland.center_img The interest and demand of Germans, Austrians and Swiss for travel to Croatia in 2020 is at least 50 percent higher than the year before, said the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board in Austria Branimir Tončinić.  According to the results of this research, in 2020, interest in travel to Croatia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland increased, while some countries competing with Croatia also performed worse. Namely, in the entire DACH region, interest in Spain and Italy fell by 10 percent, and only in Austria did the demand for Italy, France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway fall by more than 30 percent compared to 2019. Guests from Austria this year were more looking for an active holiday. According to the survey, in June and July 2019, Austrians searched an average of 13.835 times for a combination of an “amusement park” and a tourist destination; and in the summer of 2020, there were 23.040 searches of the same search. This corresponds to a growth of 66,53%, and compared to 2017, an impressive 185,68% growth can be seen. The data clearly speaks of a trend that has been growing for years, and now, at the time of the coronavirus pandemic, it has further jumped out and accelerated development for quality facilities, not just the sun and the sea. See the entire research in the attachment: Travelcircus / SO VERÄNDERT CORONA UNSER REISEVERHALTENlast_img read more

Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams, Simona Halep face major test of ‘chill’ approach in final

first_imgWIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams and Simona Halep plan to “chill” and stay “calm” in the heat of their Wimbledon final Saturday, but that could be easier said than done.Williams will get another chance on Centre Court to match Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles, 12 months after she was denied by Angelique Kerber. “It doesn’t mean that I’m not working hard or I’m not focused on what I have to do. It’s just that as a person I want to chill. We see that I’m better on court.”I am confident. I know that everything is possible. If you don’t give up, you have a better chance to do great things. I have learned that. I understood that I’m better now. I’m stronger.”With so much at stake, it remains to be seen whether they can practice what they preach. She says she has learned a more relaxed approach is the way forward as she prepares to face Halep at SW19.Reflecting on her major final losses in 2018, she said: “I had to get to those finals. Looking back, to even be in those two finals last year was unbelievable.”Now I’m in a different place. Like I just am more calm. Instead of having nothing to lose, I feel like I have things to lose, but I also have nothing to lose. It’s like I’m in the middle.”The stage is set #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/gYAFws1CFe— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 12, 2019She added after a semifinal defeat of Barbora Strycova on Thursday: “I was actually thinking this morning, when I won my first Wimbledon. I think it was against Venus.”I was trying to tap into those emotions. I was really calm. I remember I think I hit an ace. I just remember how it’s so, so different when you’re younger as opposed to now. Now I just need to relax and do what I can do.”Halep was the epitome of composure in a straight-sets demolition of Elina Svitolina that secured her place in a Wimbledon final for the first time.The amiable Romanian won her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open last year and says keeping her cool has been key to her success.Halep said: “I’m in a good position. I have no pressure on myself. I have expectations for myself that I can do a great job on Saturday. Still I’m chill. The legendary American kept her composure during that loss, but suffered a meltdown in a shocking U.S. Open final loss to Naomi Osaka last September.Williams, 37, was also fined $10,000 for damaging a court with her racket during a practice session at the All England Club this month. Related News Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic moves one win from fifth title Serena Williams one match from history as she powers through to Wimbledon final Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep eases past Elina Svitolina, into finallast_img read more