UAE Eid travellers staying abroad for longer this year

Length of hotel stays of UAE travellers has risen 43%, according to Tajawal study
UAE Eid travellers staying abroad for longer this year
By Staff writer
Thu 08 Aug 2019 01:50 PM

The average length of hotel stays has increased dramatically due to longer Eid Al Adha holidays for public and private sector employees and led to a boost for travel operators, according to a new report by Dubai-based online flight and hotel booking platform Tajawal.

According to the Tajawal data, length of hotel stays has increased by 43 percent, with travelers now staying up to 7 days. The data also shows that a growing number of people are opting for destinations with colder climate, such as Toronto, London, Paris, Amsterdam or Baku.

The data also revealed that flight bookings on low-cost carriers have increased compared to 2018.

“Looking at our current booking trends, it appears more families and holidaysmakers in the UAE are indulging in longer holidays, particularly overseas during this Eid Al Adha period,” said Muzzammil Ahussain, EVP of Tajawal.

“From Zurich to closer-to-home destinations such as Kuala Lumpur and Sri Lanka, we are witnessing that a vast majority of travelers are opting for city sightseeing abroad over a local staycation this holiday season,” he added. “Interestingly, more travelers in the UAE are now also choosing low-cost carriers for long-haul flights and favouring to stay in mid-range hotels over their luxury counterparts for an authentic experience in cities across the globe.”

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