During the corona crisis, Istria is the best destination for a self-drive holiday

During the coronavirus crisis, Istria is the best destination for a self-drive holiday

Istria is the best destination for a self-drive holiday. According to a survey of members of the largest German car club during May and June (two crisis months of the coronavirus pandemic), Istria has taken a position at the top of the list of most popular destinations-regions where German guests want to travel. The article entitled “Urlaub mit dem Auto: Die beliebtesten Ziele – trotz Corona” also mentions the most popular vacation countries where Croatia took a high second place, right after Germany.

Poll results – Where are you going on a vacation?

Germany and its tourist regions are even more popular as a tourist destination in the summer of 2020 than in previous years (2019-30,3%). However, many Germans apparently had no plans to travel this year or put them on hold after the Coronavirus crisis. For the first time, Croatia positioned itself in second place among tourist destinations, behind Germany, with a significant gap compared to Italy, which fell from second to fourth place. It is interesting that Poland is no longer on the list in the top 10. Also, a high third place is held by Turkey, where many German Turks go home on vacation. The survey included 85,000 queries.

PositionCountry
1.Germany37,00%
2.CROATIA13,8%
3.Turkey11,5%
4.Italy8,2%
5.Austria7,9%
6.Greece4,0%
7.France3,8%
8.Netherlands2,2%
9.Switzerland1,9%
10.Spain1,4%
Route statistics 2020: Where are you going on a trip?

Poll results – Istria is the best destination for a self-drive holiday

ADAC members were particularly interested in Istria during May and June. This Croatian tourist region in the upper Adriatic accounted for 11 percent. Also, the Dalmatian coast took a high third place with 6.3%. Whether you’re new to the idea of a drive-it-yourself adventure or you’ve already put plenty of kilometers on the clock, these self-drive holiday destinations offer an unforgettable holiday. Also, it is important to point out that Istria has held the first position in this survey for a decade (since 2010).

Region
Istria (Istra)7.23911,0%
Upper Bavaria – Südl. Oberbayern/Allgäu4.2466,4%
Dalmatian coast4.1466,3%
Schleswig-Holstein3.3505,1%
Ostsee/Mecklenburg-Vorpommern3.1264,7%
East Frisia – Nordsee Ostfriesische Inseln2.2783,4%
Tirol2.2033,3%
Northern Greece1.9793,0%
Western Turkey1.9102,9%
South Tyrol (Südtirol)1.8422,8%
Poll results – Istria is the best destination for a self-drive holiday © ADAC e.V. 07.2020

Almost all Italian holiday destinations that were on the list this year are no longer. Among them are Lake Garda (3rd place last year) and Veneto Friuli (6th place last year). Only South Tyrol is only at the bottom of the list with 2.8 percent (2nd place last year). The reason for this poor result is the coronary virus pandemic that hit Italy hard earlier this year.

During the corona crisis, Istria is the best destination for a self-drive holiday

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About ADAC club

ADAC is the largest German and European car club with more than 18 million members. Their camping guide is the most important source of information for German guests. In the edition of the popular “camping bible” for 2020, Croatian camps recorded the highest growth in quality in Europe, among which Istrians have the highest average rating of 4.1 (the highest is 5).

The highest category ADAC Superplatz for 2020 was awarded to Aminess Sirena and Aminess Maravea Camping Resort in Novigrad, Val Saline and FKK-Camping Valalta in Rovinj, Lanterna Premium Camping Resort near Tara and Istra Premium Camping Resort in Funtana, which also won a special award for innovation and Development – ADAC Innovation & Progress Award 2020.

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Source:
https://novac.jutarnji.hr/aktualno/ocijenili-nijemci-istra-i-u-doba-korone-top-autodestinacija-za-odmor/10422052/ (15.07.2020.)
https://www.adac.de/news/urlaub-auto-ziele-corona/ (16.07.2020.)

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