2021 Boat Holiday Trends: The Most Popular EU Destinations for European Travelers

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The 2021 travel season may not be in full swing yet, but we at Zizoo already have a good idea about which destinations will be this year’s most popular – and are happy to share our insights into the latest boat holiday trends right here on the Magazine.

The top 10 destinations in Europe for European travelers

Interpreting the data: Mediterranean destinations, historic sites rule the chart

It seems that this year many European travelers are looking for a Mediterranean atmosphere for their 2021 boat holidays, with seven of the top 10 most-requested destinations being Mediterranean countries.

Topping the list is Croatia, and within the country the most-requested locale is the historic harbor town of Trogir, known for its impressive Venetian architecture and excellent sailing conditions. Sailing guides for Croatia provide practical tips for an enjoyable holiday.

Building on the trend of European boat holidays in historic locations, Athens is Greece’s most in-demand city; Ajaccio is the top spot in France; and Kotor is the favorite city among EU travelers to Montenegro.

It is worth noting that Germany’s most popular destination for a boat holiday (Brandenburg), as well as The Netherland’s (Drachten), don’t lie on the coast but are rather inland, suggesting that a significant number of EU travelers are interested in spending their boat holidays on lakes or rivers.

How we got the data: The Zizoo Boat Index (zBI)

Zizoo is the leading global boat rental platform, offering more than 30,000 boats across 500 destinations worldwide. By recording requested destinations, Zizoo is able to provide insights into travel trends across the nautical industry.       

The data presented above is based on a search period from December 2020 until February 2021. It includes searches from European travelers looking for boat holidays within Europe.                    

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