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The approach of winter is forcing tour operators to change

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The Dominican Republic is one of the destinations popular with the French for trips during the off-season. Credit: doris oberfrank-list – stock.adobe.com

DECRYPTION – They adapt their offers to increasingly late bookings.

The upturn was short-lived. After returning to levels of activity close to those of 2019 this summer, French tour operators are getting scared again. Certainly, the desire to travel abroad this winter is there. But the French are struggling to project themselves into the future. “The general situation is delicate, recognizes René-Marc Chikli, president of the Syndicate of French tour operators (Seto), quoting pell-mell war in Ukrainehigh inflation, loss of purchasing power, energy and climate crisis, possible new wave of Covid…

Generally in September, Seto members (70 members including TUI France, Club Med, Voyageurs du Monde, NG Travel, etc.) garnered 20% of reservations in the winter order book. This year again, this is the case. But the French have positioned themselves for trips in the off-season and only until mid-December, to classic destinations (Mauritius, Dominican Republic, Morocco, etc.). “The extension of the energy shield…

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