Karmasin Institute of Researches presented in Austrian press a study made on behalf of the Corp Touristique (Union of National Tourist Organisms in Austria)
The research was carried out with the method of sampling and participated 1.000 individuals from 18 years and more
54% of questioned has the intention to go for vacation in 2010 and from them 79% will go abroad. From those intended to travel abroad 46 already have proceeded in reservation, while the 54% are in the process of choice of destination.
The good weather and the cultural heritage of the country are the main factors of choice. 61% travel for leisure in the sun and sea, 34% to visit cultural sites and 26% are interested in visiting cities.
57% prefer individual packages while 40% prefers ready packages.
The preferred countries for the Austrians in 2010 are: Greece 22% (was in the 4th place last year) and Italy with 22%, Croatia (15%), Germany (11%) and Spain with 11%followed by Turkey and Egypt in the next places.
The main factors for choosing a vacation destination are: The relation between price and offered services, the cleanness and the hygiene.
The amount to be spent is euro 1000 from the 37%, euro 2000 from the 35% and up to euro 3000 from the 11%.
66% of the travelers seeks information from the internet while 50% books with their tourist agency and 23% book online in the internet.
Tendencies show that for the next 2 to 3 years the duration of the vacations abroad will be between 2 and 3 weeks. Visits to the cities, wellness places and cruising are the sectors with the greatest increase. The biggest demand is for tailor made vacation packages and for reservations via internet.
Mr. Skordas, manager of the Greek National Tourism Organization in Vienna declared: Despite the difficulties of passed year we wait for an increase of 4%. The prices in Greece will remain constants and in a lot of cases decreased up to 5%