DECRYPTION – After two years of shutdown linked to Covid-19, the major destinations are relaunching. Vacationers turned up in droves, despite high prices.
Finally, a beautiful summer. After two lean years due to Covid-19, the Mediterranean region is regaining all its tourist appeal. Despite rising prices – especially in the air – holidaymakers are once again favoring their favorite destinations from before the crisis: Greece, Spain, Italy, but also Turkey and Tunisia. All were in urgent need of recovery, given the weight of tourism in their economy. They blow. Severely tested after months at a standstill, professionals (hoteliers, restaurateurs, excursionists, etc.) are themselves surprised by such influx. They no longer complain about the lack of demand. Rather, they are struggling to meet them under good conditions, due to a shortage of labour.
“It’s the summer of the relaunch of all tourist destinations in Southern Europe, observes Olivier Ponti, vice-president of ForwardKeys, an analysis company specializing in air traffic. In July and August, air arrivals meet…