The most booked destinations in 2016

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Less than two weeks to the New Year 2017. Soon we will greet 2016. A period of great work, for travel agencies and tour operators, the one that precedes the beginning of a new year. It’s also an opportunity to take stock of the activities carried out in the previous twelve months and to analyse the results obtained, to face new challenges and seize new opportunities. In summary, this is the period to improve and continue to improve the services provided to customers.

It is time even for 6tour to take stock with 2016 sales which have recorded + 55% compared to 2015, and with the 6tour.com platform which now has 1 million accommodations around the world in more than 150,000 cities, and more than 400,000 related services, including rental cars, transfers, guides and excursions.

There is also the 6tour Top Destination Chart 2016, the ranking of the most popular destinations booked by travel agencies and tour operators who have chosen 6tour to meet the needs of their clients.

Every country and every city of 6tour Top Destination Chart 2016 offer a variety of attractions and reasons to be reached, both in case of tourism or business travel. Click on the links inserted in this article to find information and useful ideas to meet the demands and needs of your customers.

6tour Top Destination Chart

Top 20 Contries

2015 year

2016 year

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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Italy
Spain
France
UK
USA
Germany
Netherlands
Austria
Greece
Czech Republic
Switzerland
United Arab Emirates
Portugal
Thailand
Malta
Russia
Turkey
Belgium
Hungary
China

 Italy
 Spain
 USA
 France
 UK
Greece
 Germanty
 Netherlands
United Arab Emirates
Portugal
 Austria
Czech Republic
 Malta
 Thailand
Switzerland
 Russia
Hungary
 Croatia
 Japan
 Mexico

Top 10 Cities

2015 year

2016 year

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4
5
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10
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12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

France > Paris
Italy > Rome
UK > London
Italy > Milan
Spain > Barcelona
USA > New York
Netherlands > Amsterdam
Czech Republic > Praga
Austria > Wien
Germany > Munich
Italy > Venice
Italy > Florence
Germany > Berlin
United Arab Emirates > Dubai
Spain > Madrid
France > Nizza
Portugal > Lisboa
Turkey > Instanbul
Hungary > Budapest
Malta > St Julian’s

Italy > Rome
UK > London
Spain > Barcelona
 France > Paris
 USA > New York
Netherlands > Amsterdam
Italy > Milan
United Arab Emirates > Dubai
Czech Republic > Praga
Italy > Venice
Austria > Wien
Italy > Florence
Germany > Berlin
Spain > Madrid
Germany > Munich
Portugal > Lisboa
Malta > St Julian’s
Hungary > Budapest
 USA > Miami Beach
 Spain > Lloret de Mar

Italy, Spain and the USA are the countries who lead the section Top Countries of 6tour Top Destination Chart 2016. The Italian flag leads also the Top Cities section, with Rome as the most attractive city. The second step of the podium is for London and the third step of the podium is for Barcelona.

There is also much Europe and a lot of the world in the ranking because 6tour gets you everywhere. And wherever it may mean reaching the Far East, to visit Japan or Thailand, for example, or South America, to discover Brazil (31) or Mexico (20).

Anywhere can mean going up to the north and reach the Netherlands (8) or going down to the south and visit Morocco (39). About south, the first 100 destinations Top Cities include Naples (29), Sorrento (36), Taormina (40), Ischia (53), Capri (98) and Palermo (71). Southern Italy has therefore attracted the attention of tourists in 2016, especially in the summer.

To highlight the role played from southern Italy in the ending year is not only the 6tour Top Destination Chart 2016, but also the Censis (Social Investment Study Centre) which last October, wrote that in southern Sicily international arrivals increased by 60%.

Especially in the Sicily Iblea (Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, etc.), which is “the protagonist in recent years of a gradual discovery of the phenomenon of national and international audience.” A territory “until twenty years ago less known than other classic destinations of Sicily, because of its peripheral position,” underlines the Censis.

Unusual destinations then, or at least less popular than the traditional ones, such as Paris or New York. Even in 6tour Top Destination Chart 2016 there are destinations which were less popular initially, but now snapped up by tourists. This is the case, for example, of Viareggio (100).

“The city that once belonged to Lorenzo Viani, Giacomo Puccini and Mario Tobin offers a unique panorama of its kind among pine forests, hills, Lake Massaciuccoli, the Apuan Alps, the marina, shipyards and a walk of three kilometres characterized by businesses, theatres, cinemas and where during the winter the Carnival of Italy takes place, ‘writes the Foundation Carnival on its web pages.

Viareggio is Carnival above all, which is an ancient tradition. “The first parade of decorated carriages in the historic Via Regia, in the heart of the old town, is dated 1873. It was the first edition of the great show that is today the Carnival of Viareggio.”

In Viareggio, however, is Carnival the whole year, because in the plain of the city, “near the junction with the Aurelia Highway, a large urban park hosts the City of Carnival.”

Most popular cities in this Winter

From Versilia and therefore from the Tuscan Tyrrhenian coast to the most popular winter destinations in 6tour Top Destination Chart 2016. Namely Vienna, Berlin, Monaco, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, Dublin, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Zurich, Edinburgh and Helsinki.

Product, destinations and… 6tour

And finally, remember that all operators affiliated to the 6tour.com platform can take advantage of discounts and super deals on all the hotels and for all the check-in until 12/31/16. Considering the success and the requests received, 6tour decided to renew discounts and promotions for 2017, both for current and new customers.

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