Mediterranean and Balearic Islands Still Top Choices for European Summer Travels
BARCELONA, Spain, September 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –
With the summer travel season winding down, eDreams releases
infographic about European travel trends and top destinations for the summer
The online travel agency eDreams has conducted a study on the most
popular summer holiday destinations and published an infographic
with the most interesting data found.
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In their study, they looked at both couples and families travelling on
cheap flights [http://www.edreams.com/flights/cheap-flights ]. They also
looked at the most popular weeks for travel.
The main conclusion of the study is that Europeans prefer seaside
locations as summer holiday destinations, which is why the most popular
places this year were on the Mediterranean coast and the Balearic Islands.
While Spanish and Italian holiday makers tend to spend their summers on
the islands of their own countries, English, French and German tourists
usually choose to go abroad. They prefer European or North African capitals
and not just locations by the sea.
This summer, the top destination for both English couples and families
was Lisbon, followed by Athens, Barcelona, Malaga and Milan. The French
favoured Barcelona, then Portugal and Morocco and Tunisia.
The Germans seem to be still very much in love with Majorca, as this is
their top destination, whether they travel as a couple or with their family.
Other popular destinations are London, Athens, Istanbul and Lisbon.
Spanish couples and families chose Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca, while
Italians headed to their own islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
Most Popular Travel Dates
Within July and August, certain times were favoured by certain types of
travellers. Couples tended to go for the first week of the month, especially
the 1st-6th August. While families seemed to prefer the one after, flying
between the 7th-13th. But overall, the most popular day for eDreams
customers to start their summer holidays was Monday 8th.
eDreams ( http://edreams.com) is one of the largest independent
European online travel agencies. The company is based in Barcelona, Spain
and offers services in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Germany, UK,
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Chile, India, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina,
Colombia, Switzerland, USA, and the global English-speaking markets through
their web properties: edreams.es, edreams.it, edreams.fr, edreams.pt,
edreams.de, edreams.co.uk, au.edreams.com, edreamsviagens.com.br,
ca.edreams.com, cl.edreams.com, edreams.in, edreams.pe, edreams.ch,
edreams.net and edreams.com.
The company offers a large selection of flights, hotels and vacation
packages at competitive prices and makes them available to its clients
through booking engines with the latest pricing and search technology.
Permira acquired eDreams from the previous majority stakeholder, TA
Associates, in August of 2010.