With late desire. Tourists have returned throughout Europe, a difficult cocktail if combined with Covid.
Across the continent the most popular tourist destinations are seeing an increase in visits beyond all expectations. Good news for the industry, although the risk of the virus spreading increases.
The president of the hotel chain Astotel, Serge Cachanconfirms the success of the 2022 season: “All the experts told us that we would have to wait two, three, four years to recover the level of 2019 or 2018. They were very good years. It has taken us a few weeks, a few months, from 15 of February, not only to recover, but to overcome the best result we have had.”
The tourist and hospitality employers have difficulties in recovering qualified workers laid off during the pandemic if they do not increase their remuneration.
The overdue hunger for open space, to get away from home, is the main incentive at a critical moment where the rise in fuel prices can make travel and stay more expensive and represent a new brake. Impressions collected on the streets of Athens
The arrival of tourists to the traditional Mediterranean destinations has exceeded forecasts with full hotels and overflowing airports.
Workers from several airlines such as Easy jet and Ryanair are demanding wage increases with specific strikes, something that confirms that the industry is picking up again.