Online bookings for Christmas increased by 65 percent in 2016

Online bookings for Christmas increased by 65 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to Travelplan.gr.

Greeks seems to adopt the habits of north Europeans and book their vacations earlier making use of the special discounts in advance bookings, the travel agency said.

Another factor that has contributed to the Greeks’ turn to online travel packages is the recent EU directive according to which these travellers have the same rights as those who buy packages from traditional travel agents.

As regards their preferences, Greeks seem to opt for traditional foreign destinations, such as New York, Vienna, Prague, Paris and London while as regards internal destinations, they prefer traditional winter destinations as the towns Karpenisi and Kastoria.