According to tourism news Center, the news source of the tourism sector in Turkey, it has become very popular for Germans to take a vacation in their own country since the pandemic, and accommodation and restaurant visits have become significantly cheaper, especially in the south of the country, experts from the German Statistical Office stated that even in the country with the highest price level among the selected holiday countries in Southern and Eastern Europe, restaurants and hotels were still five percent cheaper than in Germany in March.
Stating that many people in Germany have reduced their budget for holiday travel due to rising energy and food costs, the experts emphasized that the price level in Turkey and Albania is significantly lower than in Germany, underlining that vacationing in Turkey is 56 percent cheaper than in Germany.
In Portugal and Malta, it is 28 percent cheaper for German tourists to go out to dinner or stay in a hotel, according to data from the German Statistical Office. In Spain, Poland and the Czech Republic, vacationers paid 18 percent less for restaurant and hotel services in March compared to Germany, while Croatia and Cyprus were 17 percent cheaper. In Greece, costs were 21 percent lower than in Germany, while in Montenegro and Romania, hotel stays and restaurant visits cost around 46 percent less than in Germany.
In Switzerland, hotels and restaurants are 61 percent more expensive than in Germany, according to data from the German Statistical Office, which shows that holidays in northern Germany and some neighboring countries are more expensive than in Germany. The popular vacation destinations of Denmark and Norway are also more than 40 percent more expensive than in Germany.