Although 23% of people surveyed said they would not be travelling this year, nearly the same amount – 22% – said they planned to spend €500-€1,000 this year, representing more than any other country except the Netherlands (23%) and Sweden (26%).
In the next spending bracket, however, Belgium leads the continent, with 14% saying they would spend between €1,000 and €1,500. In all other higher spending brackets, Belgium also scores at the top of the chart.
The countries taking part were Turkey, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
The survey also showed that 42% of Europeans would not be travelling anywhere this year; of those who do, more than half will stay in their own country, though only 18% of Belgians plan to stay at home.
Exploration and discovery are of interest to 49% of Belgians, far above the European average, with 54% preferring to stick to reading, relaxing and playing games. More than one-third can look forward to two weeks’ travelling, with 22% taking three weeks and 17% just one week.Related articles by Zemanta