Travel – 2023 could be a record year – Economy
Despite high energy prices and high inflation, 2023 could be a record travel year for Germans. According to the 39th tourism analysis published in Hamburg on Tuesday by the BAT Foundation for Future Issues, 60 percent of people in Germany have already planned a holiday trip of at least five days. Only 20 percent are already sure not to travel this year, another 20 percent are still undecided. The travel frequency in 2023 should therefore be at least at the pre-corona level – if not even higher, according to the study. For the study, the GfK institute surveyed 3,000 women and men aged between 18 and 74 online in December 2022 and January 2023. According to the latest data from the analysis company TDA, people in Germany are very keen to travel. Accordingly, December 2022 was an exceptionally strong booking month for travel agencies and classic online travel portals. The summer season 2023 now shows a sales increase of 44 percent compared to the previous year, the gap to the pre-corona summer 2019 is continuing to melt. The 2022/23 winter season has already reached 85 percent of its pre-Corona level.