According to TUI Germany, the Greek islands of Crete, Rhodes, and Kos were among the ten most popular last-minute tourism destinations for German travelers in summer 2018.
TUI revealed that Heraklion on Crete ranked third in TUI’s Top 10 last-minute destinations, with Rhodes taking the sixth place, and Kos the taking seventh position. Antalya in Turkey was the second most favored last-minute destination with double-digit growth over last year’s numbers. The favored destinations for German tourists were Majorca in the Balearic islands, as it typical since decades now. TUI spokespersons added:
“No other destination is so often booked on short notice by German TUI vacationers. Increased flight capacity compared to the previous year further boosted this trend.”
The Top 10 – Last-minute destinations for summer 2018 are: Majorca, Antalya, Heraklion, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Rhodes, Kos, Hurghada (Egypt), the German Baltic Sea coast, and the Spanish mainland, in that order.
TUI is offering last-minute package deals on hotels from Crete to Turkey starting as low as €264 euros. As an example, one Crete 7 night family package is for the beachfront Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel, which is slashed 28% to €491 euro per person for half board with a direct flight from Vienna. Other Crete offers from TUI include the fabulous five-star accommodations Anemos Luxury Grand Resort and Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas, just to name two.
Earlier this month TUI announced expanded flights to Turkey for Winter, as well as TUI Magic Life moving forward with 16 clubs in 9 countries.