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Ask a traveler where they’re headed this year, and they might as well reply with « Earth! » Tourism records appear to be breaking all over the world, from Texas to the Middle East.
statistics of 3 European countries were recently revealed, and they’re also seeing record numbers.
Whether it’s passport delays, summer travel chaos, and rising airfares, nothing seems to stand in the way of travelers heading to Europe.
There are so many amazing places to visit; it’s no wonder travelers are splurging on travel even with skyrocketing travel costs.
Whether it’s because of FOMO or just an unwavering case of wanderlust, travelers have made Europe the place to be this summer, no matter the cost.
These 3 countries are experiencing tourists in record numbers:
Why has Denmark become so popular?
Tourism figures in Denmark shattered last year and are on par to break again this year, according to DI Tourism and Experiences.
@katrinbgunnars I could spend all my days here 🌞💫 my favorite summer place in Copenhagen #Copenhagen #copenhagensummer #copenhagenrestaurants #restaurantetiktok #copenhagenlife #copenhagentips #summer vibes #danishsummer #labanchina #Scandinavian #scandilife #summer aesthetic #visitcopenhagen #europesummer #hidden gems ♬ original sound – 🧿🏴🏴🏴🧿🏴
Bookings for hotels and vacation rentals have skyrocketed, with an expected increase of 100,000 reservations compared to 2022.
International guests are a major factor in this increase. Denmark is a spectacular country bordering Germany and Sweden.
In part, travelers are taking advantage of Denmark’s beautiful summer season and renting vacation homes rather than flying into the sweltering heat of other European nations.
Denmark has always been accessible, with the great city of Copenhagen offering plenty of international connectivity from its large airport.
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@traveler.james The city of Aalborg is located in the north of Denmark and was my next stop on my travels through Denmark and Germany. Accessible directly by train from other major cities in Denmark or you can fly into Aalborg Airport if you are coming from further afield. The weather was so kind to us with blue skies and sunshine and the buildings in Aalborg are so beautiful with a mix of colorful cottages, half-timbered houses and red brick houses. There are also many cafes and restaurants and of course I can recommend going to the port to admire the beautiful views 💗 Denmark looks so beautiful during spring 💗🌸 The city of Aalborg is located in the north of Denmark and it was my next stop on my journey. through Denmark and Germany. The city is easily accessible with a direct train connection from all major cities in Denmark and is also accessible by plane from abroad. The weather also cooperated and we were blessed with blue skies and sunshine. Aalborg’s buildings are particularly beautiful with a colorful mix of half-timbered houses, small colorful houses and red brick houses. Numerous cafes and restaurants are available and I recommend that you stay in the port or take a walk along the port to admire the beautiful views. 🇬🇰🌸 #aalborg #ciudaddeaalborg #denmarktravel #denmarktravelvlog #denmarktrip #travel destination #studenttravel #Holiday destination ♬ GASLIGHT – FROSTED
But there is a new route to a lesser-known region of Denmark: aalborg. This charming northern city dates back to 700 AD. C. and still offers medieval touchstones throughout the city.
Rather than head to more modern countries that experience over-tourism, Denmark is the perfect place to get away from home and avoid the massive crowds.
Why is Austria breaking tourism records?
Statistics Austria data shows that this beautiful country broke tourism records with more than 8 million visitors overnight only in May.
The capital city of Vienna is home to stunning architecture at every turn, a captivating history, and a diverse culinary scene.
@vanniilleegoesto I lost my heart in Vienna 🏻🇦🇹 #CapCut #wien #viennacity #viennafood #Vienna #vacation #weekend trip #city trip #placestotravel #summer2023 ♬ original sound – Ian Asher
Whether simply passing through or making a mainstay of Vienna, travelers instantly fall in love with the capital city. Vienna has a major airport and can be easily reached from many countries.
Many also head to the smaller city of Salzburg. Home to a historic Old Town district designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and surrounded by amazing nature, travelers rarely have a bad thing to say about Salzburg.
Pop culture also has a big influence in Austria right now. So much so that the small town of hallstatt had to put up a makeshift fence to deter selfies.
@raquelmenezesb1 This is Hallstatt, the Austrian town was supposedly the inspiration for Arendelle in the Disney movie 🇦🇹 #hallstatt #hallstatt_austria #Austria #frozen #frozen2 #arendelle ♬ Alone – Gibran Alcocer
The hit Disney movie Frozen was inspired by this city. Now those who take selfies are frozen in their tracks, unable to see the breathtaking views and inspiration behind the mega-popular family movie.
Although the city has fewer than 1,000 residents, there have been reports of up to 10,000 tourists per day.
Why are travelers going to Spain in record numbers?
Data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) claims more than 8.2 million visitors overnight Just in May of this year. That is a new record.
@itsanja.b #itinerariomadrid #travelguidemadrid #Spain #to do #viajestiktok #madridfood ♬ Flamenco Soul – Delgado-Martinez, Manuel
Revenues from Spain are also breaking records, with more than 9 million euros entering. While travel costs have skyrocketed this year, that’s not the only reason behind these numbers.
Spain has always been a dream destination for travelers when thinking about taking a trip to Europe.
Home to sprawling cultural cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, travelers instantly fall in love with these major travel hubs.
This year, perhaps more than ever, travelers are flocking to beaches around the world. Spain is home to many of them, including islands like Tenerife and Mallorca.
@travel.com 3 places you have to visit in Spain ✈️🤩 Cr: @aureliestory @Juntosviajando #travel2023 #Spain #destination #fyp #mallroca #ibiza #tenerife ♬ original sound – Trip.com
Some secluded coastal towns are also becoming increasingly popular. These dream getaways captivate travelers from the moment they step off the plane.
Whether sipping wine, partying all night in Ibiza or having a more cultural experience in a major city, Spain never disappoints and travelers have taken notice.
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