Brabant out of favour with staycationers, campervan holidays explode
Not every Dutch province profited from the staycation boom during corona year 2020, figures from national statistics agency CBS have shown.
Compared to 2019, fewer Dutch tourists opted for traditionally popular domestic destinations Flevoland and Brabant.
No explanation was given by the CBS for the drop, but the concentration of coronavirus infections in February of 2020 in Brabant may have had something to do with it.
Zeeland and Limburg saw an increase in national tourism, as did the provinces of Groningen, Drenthe and Overijssel which welcomed 100,000 more tourists each.
Friesland and the Wadden Islands did particularly well with 200,000 extra visitors.
The number of people who did venture abroad plummeted as well. The number of foreign holidays dropped by 11.2 million, almost 50% down on 2019.
More people stayed in hotels and holiday cottages but the biggest boom was seen in the number of campervan holidays which rose by 68%, or an extra 140,000 holidays on wheels.
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