Skyscanner unveils cheapest week to travel this summer

Skyscanner unveils cheapest week to travel this summer

Booking platform upgrades Savings Generator tool giving travellers money-saving tips

Skyscanner data analysis shows that 40% of UAE travellers are looking for “great value deals” this summer, and 22% are “waiting for last-minute deals” before booking their holidays. 

The global booking platform reveals that the week of 12 August is the cheapest week to fly this summer. According to Skyscanner, on average, UAE travellers can save 11% by travelling during the week of 12 August compared with the week of 8 July, meaning an average saving of up to US$218 for a family of four.

The group’s research shows that while 56% of UAE travellers said they are aware that there are cheaper weeks of the summer to travel, only 3% are taking advantage of these dates.

To help travellers secure for the best-value deals, Skyscanner has upgraded its online Savings Generator tool. The tool reveals the average monthly price for some of the most popular destinations this summer and for the first time, depicts these trends visually. 

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Using the tool, users will see that to get the best deal for flights to Cairo, they should book 10 weeks ahead. Or for those wanting to fly from the UAE to London this July, the tool recommends they book 13 weeks in advance.

Ayoub El Mamoun, travel trends and destination expert at Skyscanner, said: “We know how much UAE travellers look forward to and research their summer holiday – this year perhaps more than any. 

“Using the wealth of Skyscanner data, our guide to summer has been designed to help travellers make their money go further this summer; from the best time to book (in our Savings Generator), to the cheapest week to travel this summer. It is crucial to us that travellers can find an experience they want, at a price that they can afford, so we prioritise tools that help people get away affordably.”

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