The boom in reservations, along with the marked increase of last year, made this year’s Easter trip 22% more expensive than last year. In 2023 the average price per night will be €155, instead of €127 in 2022, according to data presented by the Spanish company in relation to reservations for tourist accommodation online eBooking.com. As for the destinations a few days before the start of the Easter holidays (from March 31 to April 10), eBooking.com concludes that the Spaniards on this occasion mainly opt for national tourism and especially to visit the big ones. of the provincial chapters.
Tourism at home
Thus, 72% of the reservations made by Spaniards to travel to Holy Week are national destinations. Instead, 5% in Portugal, 4.8% in France, 4% in Italy, 2% in Britain. The eBooking.com company, which operates in 205 countries and has more than 380,000 accommodation listings, indicates that Madrid (5.1%), Spain (2.2%), Granada (1.9%) and Barcelona (1.8%) are the cities that currently have the most bookings they gather in Holy Week, Valencia and Cordoba are further followed. Internationally, Paris, London, Rome, Porto and Lisbon are the five destinations that currently have the most reservations on eBooking.com.
The impact of traditions
Despite everything, there are also other conditions that determine which destination will be the star of this Holy Week. So a calendar of festivals and traditions always helps. The city of Spain, which is in great demand during Holy Week, has become one of the three most popular cities to spend your vacation at this time. Spain, but also others, such as Amsterdam and London, would be the three most popular destinations this year among the inhabitants of the Holy Week, according to the Niumba portal, which means that Spain would be in first place at the national level. fourfold aid is desired. Last year, Spain was again among the cities preferred by tourists during Holy Week, with Gandía, Benidorm and Madrid, followed by Granada, Barcelona, Malaga and Valencia.
Several operators also suggest that the impact of Castilla y Leon, the most famous tradition of “scondi mortis”, which takes place in many towns of the region. In this tradition, participants wear medieval costumes and dance through the streets of the city. This party, which has existed for more than 500 years, takes place on Thursday night during the Lord’s Supper. Namely in the city of Valladolid, tradition says that the images of Mary and Jesus were carried in a magnificent procession in the middle of the procession. Among the traditions of the Holy Week in Toledo is the “silent process”, on Thursday night during the Lord’s Supper. This procession takes place in complete silence, without music or song. These want to stand out internationally and recently attract the French public. In spite of the fact that others, consolidated in their province and already of great importance, such as Catalonia, are of great importance to their exiles.
Airline right to rise by 50%
Field flights are also good pointers. A wider increase of between 40% and 50% is expected with respect to the air claims that occurred in Easter 2022, according to data from the company Claim, specialized in the management of air passenger claims. In February and January 2023, an increase of more than 60% compared to the previous year has already been detected in the number of passengers. This increase is partly due to the growth of air traffic, which is now 25% more than in 2022, according to Eurocontrol data. The increase in travel brings with it a sharp increase in claims for delays, cancellations, lost and stolen luggage.
Also, the balance of registered air traffic today still represents only 86% of the traffic that it was before the pandemic. Different Eurocontrol scenarios predict that by the end of the year air traffic will stabilize and/or grow and grow and will be between 83% and 98% of traffic in 2019.