Expedia, Hotels.com and Vrbo have revealed their 2022 summer travel trends that Britons can’t get enough of right now.
Based on UK holidaymakers’ searches for flights, hotels and holiday homes, Expedia Group brands have compiled two main lists: one for the most popular destinations and one for hotspots. fastest growing.
Expedia Group says the surge in searches shows we’re looking forward to flying to popular city destinations again this summer.
This increase is the result of our craving for all the dining, entertainment, and cultural experiences we’ve been missing out on lately.
Me at home: tourists are so annoying!
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Marwan Badran, Vice President of EMEA Retail Markets at Expedia Group, said: “In what could be described as the first true summer of freedom, it’s exciting to see UK travelers eager to travel both abroad and in the country during the summer months, this year choosing to visit the beaches as well as the urban destinations.
Mr Badran added: “While making it easier for travelers to find what they’re looking for, Expedia, Hotels.com and Vrbo offer UK holidaymakers a wide range of flight, property and package options to meet every traveler’s needs.Plus, with many hotels and vacation rentals offering flexible booking options, and several airlines offering tickets with built-in flexibility available, it’s easier to change travel plans, if needed. .
What do Brits want for their summer holidays in 2022?
According to Expedia Group’s list, the classic resorts of Spain and Portugal are among the three most popular destinations this summer.
These are the places where people are particularly looking for vacation homes.
Meanwhile, seven of the 10 fastest growing destinations Britons plan to visit this summer are cities.
Paris made both lists: the most popular and fastest growing tourist destination for 2022 and it’s not hard to see why.
The French capital is popular for romantic short breaks but also for families looking for quality family time at Disneyland.
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Expedia Group notes that the cost of living crisis has shaken Istanbul at the top in fifth place on the list of fastest growing travel destinations since the Turkish lira fell significantly against the pound, making it excellent value for money.
Enthusiasm for staycations hasn’t waned either now that we can fly overseas again.
London, Cornwall and Devon remain among the favorite domestic destinations for British travellers.
Here are the most popular destinations for summer 2022 as well as the spots that are growing more and more according to the Expedia group.
Most popular destinations for summer 2022
- Balearic Islands, Spain
- Algarve, Portugal
- Costa del Sol, Spain
- Paris, France
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Orlando Florida
- New York, United States
- Dublin, Ireland
- Barcelona, Spain
- Greek Islands, Greece
Fastest growing destinations for summer 2022
- Paris, France [860% increase]
- Balearic Islands, Spain [630% increase]
- Roma, Italy [610% increase]
- Amsterdam, Netherlands [605% increase]
- Istanbul, Turkey (Turkey) [600% increase]
- Barcelona, Spain [570% increase]
- New York, United States [505% increase]
- Tenerife, Spain [470% increase]
- Orlando, United States [390% increase]
- Costa del Sol, Spain [380% increase]