“The French continue to go on vacation and make personal decisions to do this, they go to France and consume French,” said the minister.
Despite the economic context, more than one in two French people intend to go on vacation during the end of the year holidays, according to the Minister of Tourism Olivia Grégoire. After the All Saints holidays which recorded higher attendance than before the Covid crisis with 26% of French people going on leave, “55% of French people intend to go on vacation at the end of December“, declared the minister during a telephone press briefing.
About “77% of them plan to stay in France for the Christmas holidays“, according to the minister, which benefits “all French territories (…) not just the coasts or the mountains“. “According to the first estimates, the average budget for the winter stay would be 371 euros per person, which is equivalent to previous years“, did she say. Some 26% of French people plan to go to the mountains for the Christmas holidays, said the minister’s office. The reservation forecasts for rental accommodation in the mountains, according to the observatory of mountain resorts, are up 7%.
“Despite this complicated context marked by inflation, the French continue to go on vacation and make personal choices to do so, they go to France and consume French“, underlined Olivia Grégoire.
The next six months should confirm the return of international customers with increasing intentions to leave for France among customers from the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, but also Italy, Spain and Japan. and the United States. Travel intentions to France by Germans, Spaniards and Americans are up 3% compared to 2021.