Friday 03 April 2020

Dutch fly south in search of sun

Greek restaurant

Travel company TUI says bookings to Greece and Spain last week were up 80% on the same time last year, reports the Parool.

Some popular hotels are fully booked and – it said on Monday – islands like Gran Canaria, Mallorca and Tenerife are battening down the hatches for a Dutch invasion.

The number of bookings to Greece has tripled, with far fewer fears about refugees, and rival firm Thomas Cook also reported a spike in bookings alongside the torrential rain last month. ‘Many people said the incessant rain and changeable weather made them decide to leave for sunnier climes,’ said a spokesperson.

Meanwhile, Schiphol airport has said it is expecting its busiest summer ever when schools break up next Friday. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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