Baumert explains that he cannot rule out the possibility that Austria’s example is a role model for other countries. Customers could also switch to other holiday regions. TUI offers trips to 70 ski areas in 28 countries. With a total of 2000 accommodations, they are “well equipped” for German ski vacationers. Nevertheless, according to the German Travel Association, the stricter pandemic rules and the lockdown in Austria are again affected.
Package tour operators are not as dependent here as in the summer business – and the providers are hoping that the Christmas business will be able to start on time after the end of the lockdown from mid-December. The intermediate result at TUI: “The Austrian winter destinations are still well booked, as is Switzerland. Italy is also popular. ”