Tuesday 05 July 2022

Dutch will take fewer holidays in 2012

For the first time since the 1980s, the Dutch will take fewer holidays and spend less money on them this year, according to the Netherlands Tourism Agency (NBT).


The worsening economic situation will mean the Dutch take shorter holidays, less often, nearer home and at a lower cost.
The NBT expects the number of foreign holidays to drop to 3% of the total and that 4% less money will be spent. In particular, long-distance holidays will be less popular.
The expectation is that 75% of the Dutch population will take a holiday, the same as 2011, but that most of them will limit themselves to a summer holiday with no short breaks during the year.
The research was carried out by Nipo among 15,000 people.

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