The first seven months of the year have offered a record number of overnight stays in the Danish holiday homes. The positive trend now looks to continue in the coming months at one of the country’s leading holidays homeowners, DanCenter, which is already experiencing great demand in the autumn from German guests in particular, who are once again heading Denmark.
2022 has so far been an exceptionally good year for the Danish holiday home industry, which, according to Statistics Denmark, has experienced a whopping 13.2 million overnight stays during the first seven months of the year, which is the highest ever. The positive trend can be felt, among other things, at one of the country’s leading holidays homeowners, DanCenter:
– We are very satisfied with the high season, where demand has been at almost the same level as last year’s record. This is due, among other things, to the fact that the foreign tourists are seriously back in Denmark after two years, where it has been the Danish guests in particular who have driven the bookings during the summer period, says Kim Holmsted, who is CEO of DanCenter, and elaborates:
– This year it is especially the German and Norwegian guests who have found their way back to Denmark. Specifically, the German bookings in June, July and August have increased by 25 percent compared to the same period last year, while the Norwegian bookings are as much as 40 percent above the level for 2019. At the same time, many Danes have continued to spend their holiday at home in a holiday home despite the opportunity to travel south, and this is a positive trend which we naturally hope will continue in the future.
Demand continues in the autumn
At DanCenter, there are already indications that the positive trend from the high season will continue into the autumn. The popular holiday homeowner is experiencing an increasing demand for holiday homes in the coming months.
– Autumn is usually an attractive period for holiday home holidays, and it already suggests that this will be the case again this year. The number of bookings is above last year’s level, when a great many Danes spent their autumn holidays in the country’s holiday homes, and compared to 2019 we have experienced an increase of 48 percent, says Kim Holmsted and concludes:
– The positive development here is also due to the fact that our German guests in particular are seriously back. During the autumn, they account for well over half of our total number of bookings.
According to the latest report from Statistics Denmark, around 134,000 house weeks have been booked in Danish holiday homes this autumn, of which Germans account for as much as 86 percent .