Despite the uncertainty caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the desire across Europe for intra-European travel is undoubtedly strong, according to the latest research by the European Travel Commission (ETC).
Indeed, it claims that three in four Europeans intend to take a trip in the next six months, with Mediterranean destinations having the highest appeal.
It notes that the findings of the latest research indicate that an increasing share of Europeans (77%) are eager to travel between April and September 2022.
Over half (56%) of them plan to visit another European country, while 31% choose domestic travel. Across all analysed markets, respondents from Italy, Spain, Poland, the UK, and Germany demonstrate the strongest optimism about taking a trip (around 80%).