Travel Bookings for Eid Al Fitr Holiday Increased
Booking volumes up 195% year-on-year for Eid al-Fitr 2022
Dubai, UAE, 26 April 2022: dnata Travel, the UAE’s longest-standing travel provider, is revealing the total volume of local and international travel bookings for the anticipated Eid al-Fitr break is up by 195% so far in 2022, compared to overall bookings made throughout the same annual holiday period in 2021.
In 2022, the number of international travel bookings for the first Eid public holiday, expected in early May, has increased in particular with 65% of UAE travellers opting for worldwide destinations, and 35% opting for staycations. This is compared to 68% of travelers booking UAE staycations and 32% seeking international holidays, for the same holiday period in 2021.
The top five most-booked destinations for travel over the expected Eid al-Fitr holiday period in 2022 so far with dnata Travel in the UAE include the Maldives, UAE, Turkey, Mauritius and Oman.
Emily Jenkins, General Manager, dnata Travel Leisure, commented: “In 2021, UAE staycations and the Indian Ocean proved most popular for travelers from the UAE looking to take a well-deserved break over Eid al-Fitr. While these destinations remain ever-popular for travelers, this year, with more destinations opening we are seeing a broader range of travel options starting to trend, across Asia, Europe, and North America.
“The demand for travel is at a high as many countries are opening their borders to tourists once again, or relaxing, or removing COVID-19 related travel regulations, easing a passenger’s journey. Newly opened and accessible, Bali and Singapore, in particular, are starting to gain traction, while Thailand is fast-climbing our top ten most-booked destinations for Eid al-Fitr. The Maldives has remained a number one destination of choice with a spike in demand witnessed in early March from the island nation removing PCR-testing requirements for fully-vaccinated travelers.”
The team of travel experts at dnata Travel, part of the dnata Travel Group, are also reporting increases in length of stay, and in average booking values, as customers are looking to extend their trips and opting to book fuller holiday packages including hotels, flights, transfers, in-destination experiences, insurance, and more.
To explore all of the latest holiday packages with availability remaining over the Eid al-Fitr holiday period and beyond, access www.dnataTravel.com or follow @dnataTravel on social media to see the latest offers. To find out more, contact the dnata Travel experts via call or WhatsApp on 800 DNATA (36282), email [email protected], or visit a dnata Travel retail outlet across the UAE.