Travel search site Kayak has recently published a new survey that tells us about the upcoming holiday travel trends and predictions.
According to the survey, holiday travel this year may be cheaper and more last-minute compared to last year. The data is valid for the US.
As Kayak reports, domestic flight searches in the States are down 81% compared to the same time last year. Search queries for hotels went down 74% in the same period.
Given that we’re living through a pandemic that destroyed the travel industry, the numbers aren’t surprising. However, people will still travel for the holidays—some on vacations and others to visit families. Kayak predicts that most of these trips will happen spontaneously, without upfront reservations.
“We believe Americans will travel this holiday season, it will just look different,” says Steve Hafner, CEO of Kayak. “Expect domestic instead of international travel, longer trip lengths and last-minute decisions. For those who feel comfortable flying and are flexible on routes and dates, there are deals to be had.”
What are your plans for the holiday travel? Are you planning December trips or leaving everything for the last minute?