Click&Go release new figures from latest Travel Sentiment Survey
Pic: Family vacations at Monte Rei, Portugal.
Ireland’s leading online travel agent has released up-to-date insights into consumer booking patterns as international travel resumes
Dublin, 8 September 2021 Click&Go, Ireland’s leading online travel agent has released the results of their latest Travel Sentiment Survey, providing valuable information on when and where Irish consumers are booking, as we continue to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and return to international travel.
Those surveyed were keen to travel abroad again, with over 80% of the respondents stating that they would be planning a holiday outside Ireland this year and over 12% stating that they would travel in 2022.
The survey shows positive attitudes surrounding the return to travel, with many people keen to travel as soon as possible.
Sun holidays and city breaks were the most popular type of holidays among consumers; popular destinations for sun holidays include Mediterranean locations such as Lanzarote, the Algarve, the Costa del Sol and the Canary Islands, while Rome, Prague and Lisbon were popular city destinations.
Responses also reflected the pent-up demand for international travel felt by Irish consumers, with the high demand for last minute holidays reflected in the number of ‘last minute’ bookings. 80% of bookings made in August are for travel in 2021, with 20% booking holidays for 2022.
Paul Hackett, CEO of Click&Go, commented, “80% of sales in September are for travel in 2021 with sales for Cruise holidays in September and October recovering. The latest survey highlights the enthusiasm for a return to international travel, with a large number of participants eager to travel as soon as this year and next year. Only 7% of those surveyed were opting to holiday at home this year, which demonstrates that international travel is slowly recovering after a difficult eighteen months.”
He continued, “We are seeing good volumes booking for last minute travel as many people are making bookings for last minute holidays as autumn closes in and the days shorten.”
PRESS RELEASE C/O Limelight Communications