The recession seems to be making British travellers more flexible when it comes to booking holidays, with travellers willing to alter their travel dates and even destinations to get the cheapest travel deals.In a recent poll hosted by cheap flight site Skyscanner that asked ‘What type of traveller are you?’ 28% of voters said they were ‘Bargain Hunters’ and that they’d ‘fly anywhere if the price was right’.
Cheap flight site Skyscanner saw an unprecedented spike in user traffic last month, reflecting a surge of late bookings which has led to record visitor numbers.
Data from cheap flight site Skyscanner shows that searches for flights to Mexico have risen by 15.5% since they reached their lowest point in early May 09, after health fears deterred travellers from visiting the country.
Flight price is far and away the most important factor for British travellers when choosing an airline, a new poll from cheap flight site Skyscanner has revealed.
Cheap flight site Skyscanner can reveal that the eurozone is still the number one choice for Brits heading abroad this late May bank holiday, despite the fact that the eurozone is more expensive than last year.
Leading cheap flight site Skyscanner reveals this summer’s fastest growing destinations for British holidaymakers, and those that are losing out.
Data from leading flight search engine, Skyscanner shows that London has become the most popular May Day holiday weekend flight destination for Brits this year.
Leading European flight search engine Skyscanner today announced a 54% year on year increase in site traffic for the first quarter of 2009. More than 50 million flight searches take place each month on the Skyscanner site, with 65% of these from outside the UK.
The battering of the British pound by the strong euro and US dollar is drawing more visitors to British shores, according to flight search engine,
The strengthening dollar, the credit crunch and recession woes have led to a 15% fall in UK-USA flight search traffic, according to Skyscanner. In previous years, there has been an increase in flight searches to the USA at this time of year with many travellers heading to New York or Minneapolis to do their Christmas shopping, taking advantage of a strong pound to bag a bargain. The States have also been a popular ski destination, with world class resorts, reliable snow and good value food and accommodation on offer.
Skyscanner has attracted a £2.5 million first round funding package from leading venture capital group Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) to expand its rapidly-growing air travel site into the world’s most comprehensive easy-to-use flight search engine.
SkyScanner is launching its Multi-Hop Flight Search, giving UK travellers now have access to over 4,850 indirect, as well as 1005 direct routes to 69 worldwide destinations via low cost airlines.