The online global accommodations platform, based in Dusseldorf, Germany has seen clickouts from visitors who are clicking on trip deal links to other travel booking websites- increase steadily since the start of the year, with 27% month-over-month growth in March compared to 17% in January. What are the best tools to manage or build a business from now?
Now that spring has sprung and it looks like an end to the pandemic might be in sight, many Americans are planning vacations again- and they 're booking beach destinations in a big way, says Trivago.
Most of these clicks were for trips to warm weather climes; the top destinations as tracked by Trivago include Miami Beach and Panama City Beach in Florida; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and Cancun, Mexico.
Also trending with U.S. travelers were Playa del Carmen in the Dominican Republic and Other overseas sun-and-fun destinations like San Juan, Puerto Rico and Playa Bavaro in Mexico. With many Americans encouraging warm and safe vacations, beach destinations have been the No.
As the country reopens, it is first choice for travelers, said Axel Hefer, CEO of Trivago. In fact, our recent consumer travel survey found that nearly a fourth of Americans' idea of a dream vacation' post-pandemic is on a tropical island. More from Personal Finance: High-rated frequent flyer programs can reduce travel costs.
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Hefer said a year of lockdowns and new progress in the fight against Covid is behind the surge in travel interest to sunny stretches of seaside sand.
The pent up demand, as well as recent developments on the vaccination front in recent weeks, has led Americans to take summer break trips to international destinations where social distancing is easy, as well as coastal cities like Cancun and Playa Bavaro, he said.
In other findings, Trivago said that domestic travel represented 79% of clickouts by Americans in February and March, and same-day and next day travel remained the most popular to book- accounting for 14% of total clickouts in March.