What the travel market will look like in 2022 as the skies get moving and the World starts to open up again .
If there is one thing the Pandemic has forced us to do, it’s to re-evaluate what and who is important in our lives. With most of the World opening up for travel again, there are varied reasons for the huge demand to travel. Travelling to meet up with family and friends ranks high on the list but feeling the heat of the sun on our skin, lounging by the pool, exploring new destinations, are all things we’ve longed for since they were so abruptly taken away due to Covid.
With such pent-up demand and fewer flights now departing from Irish airports, booking early will be more important than ever before, to ensure you get the holiday you are looking for. Demand will be exceptionally high, but supply will not be what it was in years gone by. The industry will take time to get back to pre-pandemic levels. With fewer flights to the most popular destinations, inevitably prices will rise as airlines try to recover losses endured over the last 18 to 20 months.
“Research, Plan, Book, Don’t delay. Unlike in the past, when booking last minute holidays offered great value for money, the best advice for 2022 is book early to avoid disappointment. .”
Understandably, some people are still a little nervous when it comes to hitting the “Book Now” button. Current trends suggest that short haul bookings for European destinations, are bouncing back a lot quicker than long haul destinations driven mainly by familiarity and less restrictions. Countries like Mainland Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Italy are all experiencing a massive spike in holiday searches, as are the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria) and the Balearic Islands (Majorca & Ibiza in particular).
Last minute bookings are on the rise for European city breaks and with the USA opening up from 08 November again, New York shopping trips and Summer 2020 Florida holidays are representative of the large percentage of holiday searches for the USA.
Research, Plan, Book, Don’t delay. Unlike in the past, when booking last minute holidays offered great value for money, the best advice for 2022 is book early to avoid disappointment.