Hotel bookings rise by 25pc

Maria Del Pozo

Yalago, part of the Emirates Group has announced a record high in hotel bookings with its global travellers in January and February 2024.

In comparison to January and February 2023 levels, hotel bookings through Yalago have grown 25 per cent year-on-year in 2024.

Overall, Yalago’s highest number of hotel bookings in 2024 so far have been made across the UAE, Thailand, USA, Maldives, and Spain, respectively. The largest growth destinations, trending for 2024, include the USA, Maldives, Greece, Mexico, and Hong Kong, with bookings up more than 100 per cent compared to 2023.

The largest source markets for travel include the UK, USA, Thailand, Australia, and Italy – with record numbers of travellers from these countries booking hotel stays this year. Trends with global travellers include a longer lead-time for bookings, expanding by seven days compared to previous years. The global average for 2024 is three-and-a-half months to make a hotel booking ahead of the date of travel.