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Published on Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Skyscanner says bookings are rocketing






 


Fares comparison site Skyscanner says flight bookings rocketed 69% immediately after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced international travel might resume after 17 May.

It revealed the top 10 booked destinations were:

  • Spain
  • Pakistan
  • United States
  • Greece
  • India
  • Turkey
  • Italy
  • UK
  • Portugal
  • Thailand



From this list the biggest movers (% increase from the previous day) were:
  • UK to Portugal + 176%
  • UK to Spain + 170%
  • UK to Italy +122%
  • UK to Turkey + 113%
  • UK to Greece + 96%



VP of Flights Hugh Aikten said the surge showed travellers are 'very well tuned into updates about restrictions'.

He added: "The importance of clear, straightforward and timely information remains paramount to restoring both traveller and industry confidence, especially relating to quarantines and pre-departure testing.

"Ultimately, a combination of factors will be required to unlock pent-up demand including greater global alignment on common, international standards to enable people to plan for a well-deserved holiday."

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