Travellers are spending more on hotels and staying longer

Travellers are spending more on hotels and staying longer

Yalago records 92% YOY increase in 2022 global hotel bookings

Part of the Emirates Group, leisure bed bank Yalago has announced that it recorded a 92% increase in hotel bookings in 2022 compared to 2021.

The  global wholesale specialist revealed record-high figures for the number of travellers, spend per booking and length of stay throughout the year.

Travellers are spending 30% more per booking, taking on more extensive meal plans such as all-inclusive deals. The majority of clients (45%) are also booking five-star hotels. 

In addition, guests are staying for longer, with the average number of nights per stay increasing from four in previous years to five.


Yalago general manager Astrid Kastberg commented: "Looking ahead, we are expecting this trend to last as flight capacity continues to expand to reach pre-pandemic levels. This is especially true for some of our key source markets in the Asia-Pacific region, which are yet to return to pre-pandemic flight capacity.

"The UAE, USA, Maldives and European cities, as an example, remain extremely popular, while in the last couple of months we have seen a considerable increase towards bookings in Southeast Asia. Across Asia, five-star resorts are in demand, yet remain affordable and attractive with our exclusive discounts and value-adds."

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As the ‘winter sun’ trend continues to dominate Yalago’s current bookings, its most popular travel destinations for hotel bookings between December 2022 and March 2023, in order of popularity, are Dubai, Phuket, Singapore, Bali, Florida and Spain’s Canary Islands.

Meanwhile, cities ruled for New Year’s Eve with New York City, Paris and London proving most popular for global travellers. 

In 2023, a core focus for Yalago is to expand its hotel portfolio with a more extensive range across European cities, the Asia-Pacific region, and the Americas, in particular the USA and Brazil. This will extend the reach of these properties to a wider global audience as travel to these areas continues to grow in popularity.

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