The catering industry turned in 53.6 percent more in the past quarter than in the previous quarter.

Compared to a year ago, turnover increased by 15 percent.

As a result, the catering industry achieved on average almost as much turnover as at the end of 2019, just before the corona crisis erupted, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reported on Tuesday.

Hotels and cafes saw their turnover increase most sharply in the third quarter compared to the previous quarter.

Hotels booked twice as much turnover, cafes increased by 89.9 percent.

Campsites and holiday homes increased their turnover by 9.3 percent and at restaurants the turnover increased by 73.2 percent.

According to CBS, this is partly due to the relaxation of the corona measures, but also because we went on holiday more often in our own country.

Other figures from Statistics Netherlands show on Tuesday that foreign tourism to the Netherlands suffered a major blow in the third quarter, but that more Dutch people booked a holiday in their own country.

However, not all catering businesses are back to pre-corona levels.

Hotels still booked a quarter less turnover than before the corona crisis.

This is mainly because hotels of all catering establishments have renounced the corona measures the hardest, says CBS.

At other holiday accommodations, 16.6 percent more came in.

Restaurants booked 10 percent more turnover than a year ago, cafes 4.4 percent less.

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