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Skyscanner Horizons: Travel's Resilience and Trends Shaping Recovery

Bringing together Skyscanner's forward-looking search and booking data and a survey of 4,000 travellers, our new report reveals 2022's biggest trends as travel continues to bounce back. Insights include: Traveller budgets and spending habits for summer The evolution of booking horizons, trip length and short- and long-haul flights What's trending worldwide, from beaches to bucket list destinations The findings below are a snapshot of the full report, which also features commentary from experts across the travel industry.

Booking horizons show signs of stabilising

As confidence accelerates, people are becoming more comfortable booking travel further ahead. Although conditions aren't the same as before COVID, we're seeing booking horizons move closer to 2019 levels. The Americas and Asia-Pacific follow a similar trend, which we explore in the report.

“Overall, while shorter booking horizons remain popular, travel demand is strong and summer is likely to be a positive one for airlines.” 

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People are prioritising travel spend in 2022

Travellers are planning to spend more this year – their budgets are higher, they’re booking longer trips and choosing more expensive accommodation.

“Half of travellers will spend more in 2022 than in 2019. Of those with bigger budgets, 48% are putting their cash towards longer trips.”

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City breaks are back

This year, travellers want to unwind on relaxing getaways and travel internationally to bucket list destinations. City breaks also return as people regain confidence in visiting busier urban areas.

“Ultimate relaxation is the most popular trip type, with over 40% of travellers dreaming of a getaway to ease their mind, body and soul.”

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