The freedom to choose your departure location and flexibility in budget, time and modes of travel is an absolute travel trend this summer. In Poland alone, the number of users using this option rose to nearly 80 million in June this year – by comparison, in 2021 it was twice as low. The searches covered the summer months of June, July and August.
According to data from Kiwi.com, the first holiday season, when restrictions on Covid-19 were lifted, saw a huge increase in bookings. The volumes have tripled compared to last year and are 59% higher than the 2019 figures. Places like Italy, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia and Colombia are among the top destinations this summer.
In Poland, bookings are four times higher than last year, with Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal and Turkey being the most popular choices. In the midst of holiday preparations, a new travel trend is emerging: it is any destination that must meet financial parameters and be kind to our wallets. We focus on spontaneity, surprise and freedom of choice.
– After the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more travelers are becoming more flexible and creative in making plans. Many have the opportunity to work anywhere, and this allows them to continue their professional career and discover new places. Some people want to make the most of their budget and see the world at the best possible prices, while others choose to travel as far as possible and count on visiting as many countries as possible to make up for lost time, says Eliška Řezníček Dočkalová , Director of Customer Experience at Kiwi.com.
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Five billion searches — nearly two times (1.9) more than last summer — yielded the travel search term “Anywhere” on Kiwi.com, signaling the need for adventure everywhere. The freedom to choose your departure location and flexibility in budget, time and modes of travel is an absolute travel trend this summer. In Poland alone, the number of users using this option rose to nearly 80 million in June this year – by comparison, in 2021 it was twice as low.
The cheap flight and travel search engine saves you time. Kiwi.com users can search for specific destinations and dates they plan to be in a particular location, or click “Everywhere”.
It’s worth trying both and checking the results. Filters allow you to set up searches based on your budget (price range), dates, mode of transport, connection option (direct or transfer), type of luggage and even the activities you are planning.
After each filter is applied, a short list of placements that match the criteria of our searches will appear.
After you’ve made your selection, another set of filters will appear in case anyone needs them. For example, they can exclude countries that you don’t want to fly through, in order to reduce spending on transit visas.
For those who can’t decide where to go, the Offers option awaits. This is a special tool for finding attractive discounted fares from the home airport and based on a km/price calculation.
Once the algorithm finds the cheapest routes, they will appear in the Deals section, meaning new deals may be available at any time, giving travelers instant access to incredibly cheap tickets.
If your plan for this summer involves ski jumping in multiple countries, the Nomad option is the perfect tool. Nomad is a unique search option where travelers just need to enter all the destinations they want to visit and add how long they want to stay at each of them.
The algorithm shuffles all possible connections and offers the cheapest combination to make a booking.