This year, all French people will be on vacation at the same time for All Saints’ Day, so it’s an opportunity to find out more about their desires to get away from it all. Where are they going? Are they anticipating booking this vacation? The tour operator TUI France reveals the habits of the French on All Saints’ Day.
Vacations booked 7 to 9 months in advance to get away for 1 week
On All Saints’ Day, vacationers mainly leave airports located in Paris, Nantes, Lille, Lyon and Toulouse and get away for an average of 1 week. This departure on vacation was anticipated with a reservation on average 7 to 9 months before departure. A booking trend which is confirmed following Covid, last minute booking habits are now less frequent.
French people who want to control their budget in the sun
During these holidays, the French are looking for destinations in the sun so they can put their feet in the water and they also want to control their budget thanks to the all-inclusive formula (flights + transfers + full board + nights + entertainment included) offered in Lookéa Clubs and Marmara Clubs.
Thus, the top 5 destinations most popular with TUI France vacationers are (all Club Lookéa products, Club Marmara and Nouvelles Frontières circuits included):
As for holiday clubs, the French favor:
1. Club Marmara Playa Blanca – Lanzarote (Canary Islands)
2. Club Marmara Les Jardins d’Agadir – Agadir (Morocco)
3. Club Marmara Madina – Marrakech (Morocco)
4. Club Lookéa Aluavillage – Fuerteventura (Canary Islands)
5. Club Marmara Palm Beach – Djerba (Tunisia)
Water and night volleyball are among the most popular activities during these holidays. Moreover, Club Marmara and the National Volleyball League have signed a 3-year partnership which allows Marmara Clubs to become the first “namer” partner of the men’s volleyball league (1st division) in France. The national competition is called Marmara SpikeLigue.
Nordic walking and cornhole (a game of skill, a variation of pétanque with a wooden or aquatic board) are also widely played in holiday clubs.
Many activities are also planned by TUI France to entertain young and old during Halloween in holiday clubs:
– competition for the most appalling makeup
– creation of horror costumes at the mini club
– creation of pumpkins
– ghost Train
– special halloween cocktail
– halloween themed show
– halloween quiz games
– parade of the most famous horror film characters
Lovers of Nouvelles Frontières circuits and roadtrips favor total immersion and strong encounters with the local population.
So in Japan, Nouvelles Frontières travelers go to Mount Kyoto to attend morning prayers, officiated by monks. In Canada, meeting local wildlife, particularly whales, during a boat trip attracts many travelers.
In Thailand, vacationers are happy to learn about Thai cuisine.
In Mexico, vacationers are getting involved through the international TUI Colorful Cultures program initiated by the TUI Care Foundation (a foundation supported by the TUI Group), which aims to protect cultural heritage and support creative premises in tourist destinations . In collaboration with Mérida-based family business Donia Way, the TUI Colorful Cultures Mexico project has given birth to a character that contributes to the preservation of indigenous Mayan culture and its promotion among locals and tourists. The Way Tun character adorns a range of artisanal products. The sale of these products ensures an income for 10 independent artists from Mayan communities with whom the
project cooperates. Twenty artisans receive technical assistance and learn new skills thanks to the project through workshops covering themes such as sales, costs and production.
Here are the most popular Nouvelles Frontières circuits and road trips during the All Saints’ Day holidays:
1. “Andalusian Discovery” (Spain)
2. “Great discovery of Japan” (Japan attracts at this time for the autumn colors),
3. “From Niagara to Tadoussac” (fall colors – Eastern Canada)
4. “Discovery of Siam” (Thailand)
5. “Wonders of Mexico”