Holiday: Upper Austrians Book “Classics” –

These are the most booked classics in 2024. “The most popular destinations in 2024 will clearly be led by Greece, followed by Spain, especially the Balearic Islands and Mallorca. Behind them is Turkey. If you want to be a little more expensive, many families will actually want to travel to Egypt,” says the deputy press secretary of travel agencies in Upper Austria. Contact Felix Koenig.

Frequent and short vacations

Although little has changed in terms of travel destinations, holiday behavior is changing. “Vacation time has already been reduced a little. So not two weeks, but only one week. But, it means that you will go on vacation more often,” says Maria Moser, managing director of Linz Travel Agency. Anyone who travels is traveling with awareness and wants something for their money.

“The trend that stands above all is the search for quality. In fact, a three-star hotel is rarely booked, maybe three-plus. But usually not four-star hotels. When you go on tours, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​front-end of the Upper Austrians, they look for quality tours as quality tours. It costs a little more, but this quality is needed,” says Koenig.


For an all-inclusive vacation, spend 1,000 euros per person.

All inclusive: Gut 1.000 euro pro person

According to König, you should expect to spend around €1,000 per person on an all-inclusive holiday. “So if customers want to fly to Turkey, for two adults and two children for a week, in very good all-inclusive clubs, it will cost about 4,500 euros, if the expenses have already been paid in advance. Open up. If you want it cheaper, you can go to Tunisia or Bulgaria,” Koenig continued. .

Canceling a flight costs time and money

Booking is one thing, coming home from time to time is another. Keyword AUA, strikes and flight cancellations. “We are already looking for other airlines. It has become really difficult. Of course we hope that the strike and this whole thing will end soon. It will cost a lot of time, money and nerves,” says Moser.

A320neo der Austrian Airlines

AUA/Dominik Berger-Severini

Ships in the north

For many, 2024 will be called “Ship Ahoy”. A trend that seems unbroken. “In the summer we always go on cruises in the Mediterranean. The North is now slowly establishing itself as an alternative. And river cruises are trendy too. “But in the over-60s,” says Koenig. Tip for travel savers: Tunisia and Bulgaria. 15 percent cheaper than holidays in Greece or Spain.

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