The average expenditure of Italian tourists who choose a trip organized by a travel consultant is rising, even compared to pre-pandemic levels: € 1,980 (+ 5% compared to 2019) On average, those who book their trip to Cartorange.com, a tailor-made holiday portal designed by industry professionals, will spend this summer on average. From the analysis Basket Orangethe largest Italian company of tourism consultants with over 450 associates, series trends that tell a lot about how behaviors have changed for those who prefer organized and personalized travel: “The willingness to return to discovering the world is stronger than the uncertainty now brought about by the international situation, not the consequences of a pandemic,” he confirms Managing Director of CartOrange Gianpaolo Romano -. Two things stand out above all else: seeking qualified help to leave safely and calmly and the tendency to book more and more under the dateprecisely because there are so many variables to consider until the very end. Accordingly, travel consultants play an increasing role in advising, guiding and enabling customers to quickly capture the best deals and combinations ».
Trends of the summer 2022 – The summer season has just started, it marks one resumption of foreign travel, again with a predominance of medium or short distance. They are an exception United Stateswhich remain the most dreamed-of and desired goal not only for couples or friends, but also for now also by families. Another big hero of this year is Northern Europe, with Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Scotland at the fore in the preferences of Italian tourists. «A choice that undoubtedly reflects craving for uncrowded destinations and seen as safe from a health point of view, Romano always comments, but also a more general attitude towards contact with naturewhich is closely related to the growing demand for eco-sustainable travelto be implemented also by alternative means of transport to the plane ».
Postpone your vacation in the most exotic and distant places for a while longer, experiences that enrich travel become a basic element in customer choices, Gianpaolo Romano always emphasizes: “By choosing closer and better known destinations, we encourage you to experience them differently. Let’s take the sea that Italians will not give up: the most appreciated side of the consultants’ work is that they know how to make a vacation unique, alternating relaxation on the beach with cultural visits, food and wine, sports and adventure, shopping at a high levelbut also courses and workshops for life “Local” experiences“.
The most popular travel destinations
Norway – CartOrange describes it as the great discovery of the summer of 2022. What attracts you are the unique experiences you can experience among the fjords: accessible not only by car, but also by ferry or panoramic trains, they offer stops in tranquil villages and unique viewpoints. A 6/9-day trip costs between 1,000 and 2,000 euros per person.
Iceland – Very popular with small groups of nature lovers and excursions that will provide an unforgettable experience between whale watching, sailing in the icebergs, snowmobile rides on the glaciers and relaxing in the thermal pools. In addition, the season we visit the country today has lengthened, and departures are also taking place in September to spot the Northern Lights. CartOrange 6/9 days offer ranges from 1000 € to 2000 € per person.
Sicily – A treasure a stone’s throw from the house. Among the most clicked trips, it is no longer synonymous with the classic beach holiday. The CartOrange on the road formula is a trip full of Instagram experiences between street food, local wines, exploring the Greco-Roman cultural heritage and adventures on Mount Etna. Prices from 1000 € to 2000 € per person for 13/16 days.
New York – An offer created especially for families, in a place that, despite 9 hours of flight, is now considered “at your fingertips” like European capitals. The metropolis also offers a lot for kids: with CartOrange you can see Broadway shows based on Disney classics, visit the Build-a-Bear store to build a personalized doll to take home, take a bus tour of the Marvel and DC locations, visit the Aquarium with Coney Island sharks and enjoy a historic Jane’s Carousel horse ride. 6/9 days from 1000 to 2000 euro per person.
Scotland – A wild land of lakes and seas: between glistening docks, the waves of the North Sea, bays where dolphins swim and the amazing views offered by islands and marinas, Scotland is the perfect destination for lovers of landscape photography and naturalism. Prices for 6/9 days range from 1,000 to 2,000 euros.
Denmark – An excellent proposition for a short escape in the name of sustainable development. Everything is concentrated in and around Copenhagen: the Islands Brygge floating swimming pool, free kayak rental through the port and canals, the Viking museum in Roskilde, the picturesque village of Svaneke on Bornholm, a visit to the hippie quarter of Christiania. For a holiday of 2 to 5 days, the price varies from 500 to 1000 € per person.
Greece (Crete) – Not only the beach: also the natural wonders of the Samarià gorges, the unspoiled nature on the island of Chrissi, art and history in Kalidon (Spinalonga Venetians). Perfect for children are trips on glass bottom boats to admire the underwater life. A vacation of 6/9 days costs between 1000 and 2000 euros.
Portugal, Madeira and Porto Santo – A combination that combines the charm of Lisbon with its art and history treasures, Madeira’s tropical scenery in the middle of the Atlantic and the wild nature of the nearby island of Porto Santo, which can be explored with easy trekking. A 13/16-day trip from 2,000 to 3,000 euros.