The demand for travel has been on the rise in a post-Covid-restricted world. People who would normally go on a trip every year had been at home for the last three years or so. Understandably, they wanted to make up for lost time and use that unspent vacation money to go on a big trip. Insurance provider, Allianz, had projected that the number of Americans traveling to Europe in the summer was “expected to soar by 55% over last year’s figures – which were already a staggering 600% higher than in 2021”. For Americans, Europe has been the trendiest vacation spot this summer, with many visiting Italy, France and the UK over the peak travel season between June and August. Europeans were overwhelmed with the influx of tourists this year, and tourists were unaware of just how many people would be traveling to Europe with them. According to the European Travel Commission, “In the first quarter of 2023, Europe has recovered to about 95% of 2019 levels of international tourist arrivals.” With numbers like this, it’s clear to see how much the travel demand has increased. Before the pandemic, you could book a last-minute trip to Europe easily, but with this year’s numbers, planning 6-12 months is recommended.
Leisure Travel Advisor, Christine Wolff, had some clients visit Australia for their honeymoon! The two went all throughout Australia, visiting a variety of different destinations within the continent. The couple went last December, and are still raving about how amazing their trip was and what it was like working with Christine.
Leisure travel advisor, Wendy Mills, sent some of her clients on a trip to Canada with Entreé Destinations. They visited iconic destinations including Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper and took some breathtaking photos along the way. Check out what they had to say about visiting Canada and working with Wendy!
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