Dubai, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As Eid al-Fitr, one of the most important religious events in the Muslim world, is fast approaching, vacationers have started booking for upcoming holidays. Seizing the opportunity of an 8-9 day public holiday in some countries, combined with the lifting of travel restrictions, has seen interest in overseas destinations increase.
Wingie.com Chief Commercial Officer Orkun Ozkan said: “Those who want to be sure of planning their vacations have already started booking return airfares. According to exclusive data from leading online travel agency Wingie.com, the top three most popular cities were Cairo, Dubai and Istanbul. This is followed by Zurich, Amman, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, while Doha in Qatar and Lucknow in India are also among the most popular routes.
According to data from Wingie.com, whose platform offers customers the ability to book flights on multiple routes, between April 28 and May 8, the most booked routes were Saudi Arabia to Cairo, the Emirates United Arabs to Istanbul, Egypt to Kuwait City, Kuwait. to Dubai, from Qatar to Amman and from Jordan to Abu Dhabi.
Noting that 23% of users booked round-trip air tickets, Orkun Ozkan explained, “Users who book round-trip reservations also choose Wingie.com to purchase their round-trip tickets within an average of 5 ,5 days. Given that 12% of bookings are for families with children, we see that bookings for Eid holidays show that family travel has increased compared to previous months. On the other hand, we realized that users mainly book between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
Smart technologies offer cost advantages.
According to current data, the top five most booked countries were Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, United Arab Emirates and Turkey respectively. Highlighting that eight out of ten bookings were for overseas travel, Orkun Ozkan explained, “Wingie.com has 20 million unique visitors each month who take advantage of our intelligent ‘LogiConnect’ technology, accessing an average cost advantage of 36 % in ticket purchases. This technology allows users to reach their final travel destinations, especially overseas, using a single transfer point, as Wingie.com also lists transfer options that airlines do not typically offer. With this capability, Wingie.com stands out as the most beneficial platform for customers, especially during busy holiday periods.