Bookings to Mexico and the Caribbean in the last quarter of the year are looking better than other regions in the world during Covid-19, finds new research by travel analytics company, ForwardKeys.
As of 19SEP, flight bookings globally for Q4 2020 were 83% behind where they were at this time last year. Bookings from international markets to Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Aruba were behind by around 50%.
“What sets Mexico apart, and some Caribbean islands too, is that they have stayed open to visitors during the pandemic, or they have reopened sooner and, as a result, they have gained market share,” says Olivier Ponti, VP of Insights at ForwardKeys.
“Despite the pandemic and the associated travel restrictions, some people are still keen to take a holiday abroad, with the sun and sea proving to be particularly popular. At ForwardKeys, we expect the recovery will be led by ‘last-minute’ bookings for short-haul vacations, with business and long-haul travel lagging.”
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Anna is OJ’s newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she’s new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.