The weekend away during Ascension Day: The Dutch are choosing foreign countries again
Amsterdam, May 25th 2022 – Where in 2021 87% of Dutch bookings during the long Ascension Day weekend went to NL, this year it is only 33%. The Dutch are opting for a trip abroad more often. This is evident from figures from holiday home specialist Belvilla.
This year, the Dutch made 23% more bookings for a long weekend away during Ascension Day than in 2021. While the majority booked a booking in their own country last year, this year the preference is for a long weekend abroad.
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“What is striking is that last year only 13% of Dutch bookings went abroad during this period. This year it is 67%”, says Hanita van der Meer, Director PR & Communication of Belvilla by OYO. “The Dutch still like to visit their own country during Hemelvaart, but now the Netherlands is in joint first place with Belgium with both 33% of the bookings.”
- Netherlands – 33%
- Belgium – 33%
- Germany – 11%
- France – 10%
- Italy – 5%