Booking.com Reveals the Top Travel Dreams of a World in Waiting
Bali, Andalusia, London, Florida and Paris - beach spots and city escapes high among most wish-listed international destinations by global travelers during Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Travel might be on pause in these unprecedented times, but data from Booking.com reveals that this hasn't stopped people across the world from dreaming about its possibilities. Delving into the millions of wish lists created by would-be travelers on its platform over the last two months, with properties wish listed across over 100,000 different destinations since the start of March, Booking.com shares the top destinations and places to stay on peoples' minds as they plan for when the time is right to travel again.
Dreaming about a change in scenery and the opportunity to enjoy a stay experience outside of their own home, the most wish-listed types of places to stay for global travelers are hotels and apartments. Hotels account for 40% of all properties wish listed by travelers globally over the last two months, and apartments account for 20% of all properties wish-listed globally.
Three of the top wish-listed places to stay include the stunning Five Jumeirah Village - a world class resort located in the heart of luxurious Dubai, the beautiful Paradise Island Resort & Spa which is located at the exclusive white sand beaches of the Maldives, and Amora Ubud Boutique Villas, where you can wake up on the edge of a hilltop overlooking the breathtaking Balinese jungle.
Arjan Dijk, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com, said: "These are unprecedented and challenging times in which safety remains the top priority. We also know that in such times, dreaming about experiencing the world again has immense power to fire our imaginations and keep spirits high. It's amazing to see the array of different travel experiences our customers have been busy dreaming about while they wait for the opportunity to travel again. Building a wish list on Booking.com is an inspirational way for everyone to start dreaming about travel again, and we are committed to making it easy for them to turn those dreams into reality when the time is right."
*Methodology: based on comparing wish list data on Booking.com between March and April 2020 to the same months in 2019. Customers on Booking.com can wish list properties by clicking the 'heart' button present on every property's listing on the platform.
Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch startup to one of the world's leading digital travel companies. Part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), Booking.com's mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. By investing in the technology that helps take the friction out of travel, Booking.com seamlessly connects millions of travelers with memorable experiences, a range of transportation options and incredible places to stay - from homes to hotels and much more. As one of the world's largest travel marketplaces for both established brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes, Booking.com enables properties all over the world to reach a global audience and grow their businesses. Booking.com is available in 44 languages and offers more than 28 million total reported accommodation listings, including more than 6.5 million listings alone of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay. No matter where you want to go or what you want to do, Booking.com makes it easy and backs it all up with 24/7 customer support.