In an exciting revelation, dnata Travel, UAE’s oldest travel agency, discloses that Thailand became UAE residents’ preferred summer vacation destination in 2023. This comes as the Eid al-Adha break edges closer, and vacationers seek diverse experiences to satiate their travel thirst post-pandemic.
Statistics show a notable uptick in international bookings, a considerable 18% hike between June and September 2023 compared to 2022. Thailand has bagged 23% of total dnata Travel bookings, underlining its dominance as the favourite summer hotspot. The captivating locales within Thailand, such as the bustling capital Bangkok and the exotic islands of Phuket and Krabi, seem to have won the hearts of UAE travellers.
Meerah Ketait, Head of Retail and Leisure UAE at dnata Travel states, “There is a significant pent-up demand driving explorers to venture to offbeat destinations besides popular hotspots. Among the usual favorites like Thailand, Turkey, Italy, and the UK, we have seen a remarkable increase in bookings to Greece compared to the same time last year.”
She adds, “Thailand leads our growth charts, with demand propelled by enhanced flight availability, world-class accommodation, excellent value-for-money, and a host of diverse experiences.”
With the Eid al-Adha break as the busiest booking period, the top ten international
destinations persist in their appeal. The summer booking breakdown reveals that 80% favour international travel, while the rest opt for staycations within the UAE. Bookings to emerging destinations such as Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, Denmark, Austria, Spain, Singapore, and Sri Lanka are also experiencing an upward trend.
As part of dnata Travel’s commitment to providing the best service, experts consistently analyze trends to offer exclusive rates and perks in partnership with their established international partners. Their summer campaign offers up to 50% savings for UAE travellers, with irresistible deals spanning beach, city, mountain, and desert destinations worldwide.
One such highlight is a luxurious package for Thailand. It includes a three-night stay at the 5-star Banyan Tree Bangkok with return flights, complimentary daily breakfast, and a free room upgrade starting at AED4,525 per person.
Interested vacationers are invited to explore these trending summer destinations on dnata Travel’s official website, www.dnataTravel.com. As 2023’s summer approaches, the vibrant mix of destinations promises a fantastic travel season for UAE’s globetrotters.
Written by: Supaporn Pholrach (Joom)