The holiday season begins this week and travel interest is showing a strong upward trajectory. This is good news for the travel industry and underlines the public’s readiness to get back to travel. According to leading online travel agency CheapOair, online searches of airline tickets for Thanksgiving and through the holidays are up 72% as compared to searches in August of this year. Comparing the same period, searches for US to international destinations are up 73%, and searches for international origin to US destinations are up 129%.
The largest US cities are seeing a healthy recovery, with New York, Los Angeles, and Orlando topping the list for domestic bookings for Thanksgiving travel. This year’s leading destinations for US travelers:
- New York City
- Los Angeles
- Las Vegas
- San Francisco
Overall airfares are trending 15% lower than pre-pandemic levels.
Glenn Cusano, Co-CEO and CFO of Fareportal, the travel technology company behind online travel agencies CheapOair and OneTravel, comments, “We’re pleased to see the surge in interest in travel over the holiday season by both domestic and international consumers. We want to remind the traveling public to check current travel regulations at their destination, to ensure a safe and seamless travel experience. For our customers’ convenience, the latest information on covid-related travel restrictions is easily accessible on both CheapOair and OneTravel.”
CheapOair is an online travel agency that specializes in providing cheap flights and great last-minute flight deals for travelers worldwide. Consumers can book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone, or live chat. Part of Fareportal’s family of travel brands, CheapOair bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional agency with travel agents available worldwide to help find great deals on flights to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for travel inspiration and helpful travel tips.
Fareportal is a travel technology company powering a next generation travel concierge service. Utilizing its innovative technology and company-owned and operated global contact centers, Fareportal has built strong industry partnerships providing customers access to over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and hundreds of car rental companies around the globe. With a portfolio of consumer travel brands including CheapOair and One Travel, Fareportal enables consumers to book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone, or live chat. Fareportal provides its airline partners with access to a broad customer base that books high-yielding international and domestic flight, hotel, and other travel and add-on ancillaries.