49% of travelers Plan to Take Two or Three Trips This Year Says Skyscanner
Just under 50 per cent of people plan to take at least two trips abroad during 2010, according to a poll by travel site Skyscanner.
Almost half of the respondents to the latest survey on travel site Skyscanner said they would be taking 2-3 trips abroad during 2010.
The news will come as a relief to many in the travel industry who feared that 2010 would be another difficult year following the recession of 2009.
Only 6% of those polled said they would not take any trips abroad in 2010. 13% said they would take one trip abroad,16% said they plan four or five trips and 13% said that they will be leaving the UK six times or more.
Skyscanner’s February 2010 Top 50 Destinations Report shows that cheap flights to Spanish destinations are still extremely popular with UK travelers. Cheap flights to Malaga, Alicante and Tenerife remain the three most searched for destinations for a second month running. Events such as St Patrick ’s Day may also encourage Brits to take a trip abroad with Dublin moving up four places into the top ten. Delhi also rose significantly in popularity, moving up 12 places.
Barry Smith, Skyscanner co-founder and Development:
“2009 was a testing year for travel; many operators and some airlines went out of business. However, the fact that 49% of people in our poll plan on taking two or three trips aboard this year is great news for the travel industry. And despite been fears that flights to Spain might drop in popularity, our data shows that it’s still by far the most popular country for British Holidaymakers.”
Skyscanner is a leading travel search site based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Skyscanner provides instant online comparison on flight prices for over 670,000 routes on over 600 airlines, as well as car hire, hotel and holiday price comparison.
With Skyscanner, users can browse without having to enter specific dates or even destinations, and Skyscanner is available in 20 different languages including French, German and Spanish.