Experts analyzed the data of reservations and noted that the average duration of trips decreased from 5.2 days in 2019 to four days in 2021.
"Vacations in 2021 are planned at the last moment: 91% of tourists buy plane tickets a maximum of a month before departure, − by 3% tickets less than in in 2019. The advance bookings are returning to pre-pandemic levels, but the differences are still noticeable. In the first half of 2019, 12% of bookings were placed six months before the departure date, and now there are just a little more than 8% of them," the experts noted.
According to them, tourists are now more interested in recreation in their region: about 75% of them went on such trips, and half of the OneTwoTrip 's clients admitted that they had discovered new places near their homes.
Interest in domestic tourism continues to grow. If in 2019 16% of air tickets were purchased for flights abroad, now their share does not exceed 4%. The demand for hotels of 3* to 5* categories and apartments is increasing, because there, experts emphasize, it is easier to follow the rules of disinfection and social distancing. So, if in 2019 26% of bookings were for non-star accommodations, this year their share decreased by 21%.
At the same time, travelers began to pay more attention to unusual types of accommodation in non-crowded natural areas − at campsites, eco-hotels, glamping sites, capsule hotels near lakes, in forests, in the mountains, on the seashores.