Summer vacation: Holiday home industry expects strong summer business


    Many landlords of holiday homes assume that bookings this year could exceed summer 2021. Particularly popular destinations are the Baltic and North Seas.

    The holiday home industry in Germany is expecting a super summer in view of the strong bookings received. “According to our forecast, the summer of 2022 could top last year’s record summer,” says Michelle Sulfur, branch manager of the German Holiday Home Association.

    Landlords of holiday homes already benefited from strong demand last Corona summer, also because this type of holiday is considered low-contact. However, holiday home vacationers have to be prepared for higher prices for the most beautiful weeks of the year.

    Higher prices also for holiday homes

    “We also observe price increases. How high these are depends on the respective landlord,” reportsulphur. Some landlords now also calculate the additional costs according to consumption.

    According to a survey by the holiday home association, 90 percent of the participants expect at least one summer at the level of 2021, 60 percent assume that despite increased energy and living costs, the bookings from the previous year will be exceeded. The most booked destinations in Germany are therefore the Baltic Sea and North Sea, the low mountain ranges such as the Harz or Sauerland and the region around Lake Constance and the Alps. 16 intermediaries, portals and agencies took part in the survey in April.