Two Belgians out of five consider the terrorist risks when choosing their holiday destination, according to a Test-Achats survey in which participated 4,800 persons. “An important result which must surely cool off the tourism sector,” stresses the consumers’ defense organization in its magazine. France remains the preferred destination of 22% of the questioned Belgian tourists.
Another observation: vacationers look more and more at the internet, visiting tour operator websites, but also websites such as Booking.com and TripAdvisor.
The travel guide Lonely Planet’s website earns the highest score of satisfaction (82%) – though only 2% of the respondents refer to it — ahead of Wikipedia and Booking.com (80% each).
Furthermore, among travel comparators, it is Trivago that wins the most votes, ahead of the flight, hotel and car rental comparator Vliegtickets. As for “Google Flights,” it remains the easiest to use, followed by Skyscanner, according to the surveyed travelers.
Lastly, Van der Valk, Riu and Tui hotels are on the podium for satisfaction as compared to expectations.