MIAMI, 25 January.2018: Skyscanner has gathered data from more than 60 million monthly users to identify the top insights as well as the best deals during the northern hemisphere Spring holiday months.
There are more fare deals for long-haul travel on offer to Tokyo and Bangkok from cities in North America the popular travel search engine points out.
While the top five destinations continue to lead top searches by travellers (New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, and London), there are several exciting international destinations in Asia topping the list, including Tokyo and Bangkok.
Travellers are encouraged to explore more international and long-haul domestic destinations that offer projected savings.
The best time to book to catch a fare bargain:
Bangkok – 11 weeks in advance (54% savings);
Paris – 7 weeks in advance (47% savings);
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – 12 weeks in advance (45% savings);
Nassau – 11 weeks in advance (34% savings);
Puerto Vallarta – 10 weeks in advance (34% savings);
Amsterdam – 7 weeks in advance (34% savings);
San Juan – 10 weeks in advance (20% savings);
Cancun – 10 weeks in advance (20% savings);
San Francisco – 7 weeks in advance (20% savings);
Honolulu – 9 weeks in advance (15% savings).
Given the spike in international and long-haul travel bookings in North America, Skyscanner has found an increase in the number of travellers booking a longer length of stay:
9% have booked seven-day trips;7% have booked eight-day trips; 6% have booked nine-day trips.
Skyscanner is also seeing more travellers choosing to travel on less traditional days of the week to score better savings:
16% are traveling on Monday and Tuesday;
15% are traveling on Wednesday.
*Data Methodology: Destinations were chosen based on historical flight redirects data (March – April 2017). Skyscanner best-time-to-book data was collected from the same period, using average seat price data of flights from the US to the destination city.
Skyscanner is a leading global travel search company providing free search of flights, hotels and car rental. Founded in 2003 Skyscanner helps to meet the travel planning needs of over 60 million people each month.