Holiday travel peaks in Europe despite security warnings

Christmas markets and popular tourist sites in cities such as Munich and Paris have been bustling lately, albeit with strong security presences

Dec 21, 2023

Travel within Europe in the busy holiday season is exceeding 2022 levels, despite security warnings from authorities around Europe as consumers remain determined to enjoy holidays, prolonging the post-pandemic travel boom.

Key takeaways

  • The spike has been driven by continued post-pandemic demand, executives and analysts said, with some people only traveling to see their families for Christmas this year for the first time since the pandemic;
  • But security warnings remain in the back of tourists' minds. In late November, European security officials warned of a growing risk of attacks tied to the Israel-Hamas war, with the biggest threat from potential "lone wolf" assailants.

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