HomeToGo Reveals European Destinations Most Sought by U.S. Travelers in New Summer 2021 Travel Forecast
New Data Uncovers Top-Searched European Cities, Countries and Island Destinations for Summer Getaways
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – (July 2, 2021) – HomeToGo, a marketplace offering the world’s largest selection of vacation rentals, today released a Summer 2021 European Travel Forecast highlighting the most desired travel destinations throughout the continent based on extensive search data. With the European Council now allowing U.S. travelers into Europe, HomeToGo has a first look at the top destinations that Americans are eyeing for summer escapes.
“Europe opening its borders to U.S. travelers, along with the EU officially launching its digital vaccine passport on July 1, marks a significant milestone in the travel industry’s evolution following the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Caroline Burns, Head of PR and Travel Expert at HomeToGo. “While all should be mindful that restrictions continue to change, we already see Americans very eager to travel overseas as reflected in a significant boost in vacation rental searches in Europe following this news. Notably, 92% of individuals surveyed in our recent Return of Travel study stated that they intend on traveling the same or more internationally after receiving the vaccine, compared to pre-pandemic.”
Top 10 Most Popular Cities in Europe for Summer 2021 Travel
Whether it’s strolling through the museums of Paris or exploring ancient ruins in Rome, Americans are ready to experience the rich culture Europe has to offer. Following the announcement this June that Europe will open to U.S. travelers, the following cities saw an instant monthly boost in search interest:
|City||Country||Search Increase (May 2021 vs. June 2021)||Median Accommodations Price Per Night|
Additional key findings from HomeToGo’s Summer 2021 European Travel Forecast include:
- Top Trending Countries in Europe – From the serene countryside of Ireland to the Mediterranean seascapes of Cyprus, the countries that have seen the biggest search increase for summer travel on HomeToGo.com compared to pre-pandemic in 2019 include Ireland (+748%), Sweden (+582%), Turkey (+425%), Finland (+360%) and Cyprus (+295%).
- Top Trending European Island Destinations – Travelers are eager to live on island time, as many European beachfront island getaways have seen a boost in search volume for vacation rentals as international travel opens. This includes Mykonos, Greece (+415%); Sardinia, Italy (+303%); Tenerife, Spain (+227%); Gozo, Malta (+152%) and Majorca, Spain (+102%).
More insights from the full forecast can be found at: https://www.hometogo.com/europe/summer-vacation/#europe-2021/
HomeToGo is a marketplace with the world’s largest selection of vacation rentals, listing millions of offers from thousands of trusted partners, including Airbnb, Booking.com, Vrbo and TripAdvisor. From apartments, cabins, boats, castles, hotels, hostels, and everything in between, HomeToGo combines price, destination, dates and amenities to find the perfect accommodation for any trip worldwide.
Founded in 2014, HomeToGo employs more than 250 people and manages 23 local apps & websites across Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Asia-Pacific. HomeToGo also operates brands such as Tripping.com and Wimdu. To learn more, visit www.hometogo.com or download the HomeToGo app.
Most popular cities: Based on searches on hometogo.com during the week following the June 18 Europe travel announcement (June 18 -25, 2021) with a check-in date between June 18- September 22, 2021.
Monthly search increase: Based on searches on hometogo.com in between June 18 – 25, 2021 with a check-in date between June 18 – September 22, 2021, compared to searches in between May 18 – 25, 2021 with the same check-in dates period.
Trending cities and islands: Based on searches on hometogo.com between June 18 – 25, 2021 with a check-in date between June 18 – September 22, 2021, compared to the same search period with the same check-in period in 2019.
Median prices: Median price per night for accommodation between June 18 – September 22, 2021. Prices are in USD and were collected on June 25, 2021.
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