SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Two out of every three people in the Netherlands booked their summer holiday on the internet last year, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday.
This applied mostly to holidays outside the country where 73% made reservations for overnight accommodation via the net. Just 56% of holidays within the Netherlands were booked on the internet.
The CBS defines summer 2017 as being between 29 April and 30 September and reported that 75% of the population (12.7 million people) took one or more vacations in that period.
Nearly 90% of the holidays were in Europe, with Germany as the most popular destination. The average summer holiday was for eight days and the total spend was €12.4bn, or slightly less than €1,000 per holiday maker. (DutchNews)