The regions the most popular are, unsurprisingly, Brittany, Normandy, the South-West or the PACA region.
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This Ascension weekend marks the start of the summer season. A season that is off to a very good start for Gîtes de France with “88% occupancy on average across the entire territory”, rejoices on franceinfo Thursday, May 26 Solange Escure, director general of the National Federation of Gîtes de France. An occupancy rate “exceptional”, according to her.
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All destinations are affected by this record attendance at Gîtes de France. “The most popular destinations are those near major population centers”, specifies Solange Escure. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, however, she has noticed a change in the behavior of the French with “a very strong anticipation of reservations which began in the fall.”
As for the rest of the season, “the summer season is looking very good, in July and August”details Solange Escure. “We have nearly 60% of our accommodations reserved”according to her. “There is still room for this summer everywhere”, however, assures the director general of the National Federation of Gîtes de France, who specifies that the most popular regions are Brittany, Normandy, the South-West or the PACA region.
Thanks to this unprecedented success, the losses linked to Covid-19 have been made up for, says Solange Escure. The 2021 season has been “exceptional” with “a very strong increase in business volume”. Compared to 2019, it sees a 30% increase in 2021 “and 2022 promises to be at the same level”.