More and more people are escaping winter and the lockdown on long-distance travel to countries in the south. This is possible because vacations abroad are still not prohibited. There have been more inquiries for two weeks, according to travel agencies in Salzburg. But that’s not the big trend.
It is mainly islands in the south such as Mauritius, the Maldives or the Canary Islands that are increasingly attracting Salzburgers and Austrians.
“Also many family visits”
Despite the lockdown, the desire to travel has increased, says Petra Stranger, spokeswoman for the tour operator in the Chamber of Commerce: “We also have short-term inquiries and bookings from customers who are fully vaccinated. They also posted. But it’s not the big run. “
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USA open again
There are different reasons for the wanderlust, so the spokeswoman for the travel agency: “We also have customers who have not been able to visit their families for two years. For example, since November 8th, travel to the USA has been possible again. “
Egypt popular with divers and bathers
Two fully occupied Airbus jets to Egypt and Spain took off from Salzburg Airport on Sunday morning. Travelers don’t worry about the new CoV variant that has been discovered in South Africa. They say that you are vaccinated anyway and that you wear a mask when you are on vacation.
According to the press spokesman, there are no additional security measures at Salzburg Airport – apart from the binding 2.5 G rule, not even for returnees from Egypt. On Sunday afternoon, another charter plane lands in Salzburg to bring holidaymakers home from Hurghada.