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Norwegians drop the cabin at Easter

Several Norwegians change their cabin Easter.

Figures from Virke’s population survey show that 37 per cent will take Easter holidays this year, where 25 per cent state that they are going abroad. The new thing this year is that many more state Italy and Poland as a destination for Easter, compared to last year.

Germany and Denmark are also more popular. Fewer states that they want to go to the holiday favorite Spain, which falls from 29 per cent last year to 24 per cent in 2019.

Cabin most popular

47 per cent responded that they were going to the cabin, which is a decline from last year and the year before. 21 percent say they are going to visit friends or family in Norway.

– Although the cabin is still most popular as a holiday destination during Easter, the figures show that more than last year, booking a trip abroad.This is supported by figures from the tour operators who have sold well with journeys for this Easter, says Astrid Bergmål, head of Virke Reiseliv.

The travel operator TUI also reports that Norwegians choose Syden rather than the cabin at Easter.

Late Easter

Figures from TUI show a 35 per cent growth in this year’s Easter week compared to the same time last year.

“The late Easter has an impact on where we choose to spend the holidays, and we see that both families with children and adults choose the south rather than the cottage this year ,” says Nora Aspengren, Communications Manager in TUI Norway.

“Here it is hot in April” and “where is it hot in Easter” are the keywords TUI’s customers use most right now. Norwegian holiday favorites in Easter are according to TUI Gran Canaria, followed by Tenerife and Lanzarote. Cyprus and Mallorca are also popular destinations. For those who choose a city break during Easter, Prague stands out as a clear favorite.

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