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The 10 places people most want to visit in the US once travel can resume, according to Booking.comopens in new window
According to the popular travel booking site Booking.com, many Americans are scrolling and saving or "wish listing" destinations and hotels they want to visit. The Booking team recently looked at data from users' wish lists between March and April 2020 and found that Americans are among the top 10 nationalities wish-listing the most.
20
May
2020
www.businessinsider.com
10 ways hotel stays will change after COVID-19opens in new window
With travel restrictions in place at present and the world at different stages of dealing with the coronavirus, staycations are looking to be the main way people will travel this year. "We’re seeing that more local travel - including to familiar and less crowded, rural or coastal destinations - is top of traveller's minds," Pepijn Rijvers, senior vice president of accommodation at Booking.com tells Lonely Planet. "Over half (51%) of all properties wish-listed on Booking.com during March and April were located within a traveller’s own borders. This is a marked jump from 33% during the same time last year. And amid continually evolving global uncertainty, whether local or further afield, travellers will be looking to make bookings with flexible policies for additional peace of mind."
19
May
2020
www.lonelyplanet.com
The top 10 countries Kiwi's can't wait to visitopens in new window
Todd Lacey, Area Manager New Zealand at Booking.com, commented on how the data reflected the desire of Kiwis to safely get back to travelling and see a revival of New Zealand’s vibrant local tourism sector: “These have been extraordinary and challenging times in which safety remains the top priority for the tourism sector going forward. We also know that in such times, dreaming about experiencing the world again has immense power to fire our imaginations and keep spirits high. It’s not surprising to see the major centres topping wishlists for travel under alert level 2. 1 in 5 of all travellers to Auckland on Booking.com are corporates wanting to take advantage of the range of offers, which we expect will continue to appeal as confidence to travel slowly resumes. Promising appetite for tourist hubs and gateway destinations such as Queenstown, Rotorua and Paihia all indicate that Kiwi families are still eager to get away for the upcoming ski season and school holidays. Building a wishlist can be a positive step for Kiwis to start dreaming and building confidence to experience Aotearoa as we enter alert level 2. We’re committed to making it easy for them to turn those dreams into reality when the time is right.”
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May
2020
www.remixmagazine.com
Coronavirus-torn NYC hasn’t lost its shine for these would-be travelers. Would you still visit?opens in new window
Booking.com, “The World’s #1 Choice for Booking Accommodations,” has shone in this moment of unlimited free time and raging cabin fever. The website offers a feature that involves clicking a heart icon present on every property’s listing, which adds it to the clicker’s “wish list.” And in an email to Fast Company, the company revealed that in March and April, “millions of travel wish lists” were created that selected properties “across over 100,000 different destinations.”
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May
2020
www.fastcompany.com
These are the top travel trends for 2021, according to expertsopens in new window
According to Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report for 2020, 82 per cent of global travellers have identified sustainable travel as being important to them while 58 per cent say they are looking to make more sustainable choices once we can travel again - and 68 per cent of travellers would like the money they spend on travel to go back into the local community. “People will want to experience the world, all of it, perhaps more than ever before,” a spokesperson for Booking.com says. “Countries that have been most impacted by the recent crisis will be enticing tourists to visit them, so they can start to recover, and at Booking.com we believe that travellers will actively look for ways to support these communities and cities. In the coming months, we can expect the appetite for sustainable and responsible travel, as well as the need to give back to local communities both far and closer to home, to build even more momentum.
11
May
2020
www.standard.co.uk

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