The Canary Islands are the number one holiday destination


Spain, Egypt, Turkey, Greece and Cape Verde – these are the top five destinations Europeans prefer to visit during their Easter break. TUI’s Holiday Atlas, regularly published by TUI Group to show European travellers’ favourite travel destinations, lists these destinations in that order.

As last Christmas, the number one holiday destination in the overall ranking is Gran Canaria, followed by Tenerife, as before. According to the current trading performance for the spring, the most popular destinations besides the two Canary Islands are Antalya on the Turkish Riviera, Hurghada in Egypt and the classic Balearic destination of Mallorca. Many European holidaymakers will thus again leave for their favourite Easter getaway in the southern sun.

Across Europe, 27 million guests travel to more than 100 destinations with TUI every year. The TUI Holiday Atlas also provides an overview of special preferences observed in individual countries. Among German tourists, Mallorca remains the number one destination, followed by Antalya, Hurghada, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. However, German tourists show a distinct particularity: They also like to do a “staycation”, spending their holiday in their own country. This time, Germany even ranks second among German travellers’ top five Easter destinations – behind Spain but ahead of Turkey, Egypt and Greece.

Spain is by far the most popular holiday destination in spring for almost all Europeans. French and Austrian travellers name Greece as their number one destination, while the favourite destination of Polish tourists is Turkey. British travellers, by contrast, are enthusiastic about going to Central America. Their top five destinations include Mexico and Jamaica. Swiss tourists also venture further afield. Their favourite Easter destinations include the Dominican Republic and the Maldives. A key general trend confirmed by the TUI Holiday Atlas is the sustained comeback of Turkey and Egypt.

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