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1. Solo travel rises 150% in the past seven years
Research by Saga has revealed that more travellers are now choosing to travel alone: 32% of people had either been on a solo holiday or said that they intended to do so within the next two years. Figures from ABTA showed that there has been a 150% rise in solo travel by British holidaymakers in the past seven years.
2. 90% of millennials engaged in ‘bleisure’ travel in 2018
According to the State of Business Travel Survey by National Car Rental, 90% of millennials have engaged in ‘bleisure’ travel in the past year – with 49% saying that they’ve extended business travel into a leisure trip to save on vacation costs. Despite this trend, 45% of millennials still feel they should avoid telling others about the leisure component of their business trip.
3. Air passengers traffic up 6.1% in Europe
According to ACI Europe’s traffic report for December Q4, passenger traffic across the European airport network grew by +6.1% in 2018 – bringing the total number of passengers using Europe’s airports to a new record of 2.34 billion. Passenger traffic at EU airports posted an average increase of +5.4% throughout the year.
4. Egypt expecting tourism boom in 2019
Analysts are predicting that Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh will become tourist hot spots this year with forecasted revenue per available room (RevPAR) growths of 13% and 12%, respectively. According to Colliers International’s MENA Hotel Forecast for 2019, growth in both occupancy and ADR is expected to drive RevPAR in the region.
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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