SKYSCANNER: ITALIAN APPETITE FOR TRAVEL

LONDON - “As they look ahead to the summer, nations around the world are discussing new travel alliances. These “travel bubbles”, also called “travel corridors” aim to allow passage between two or more countries without the need to quarantine.

“There has been much made in the news about which countries might partner in the future and at what time. As certain countries make individual announcements around tourism, we have seen a correlation with an increase in search data to those locations, intimating that keen travellers will adapt their planned destination according to government regulations.

“Safety, is of course, paramount in many people’s minds. Many travellers are taking advantage of the airlines and hotels who are offering their most flexible cancellation policies ever and booking international travel for later this year and early next.” 

Jon Thorne, Director of User Satisfaction – Skyscanner 

 Searches from Italy for domestic travel in August increased 132% over the last two weeks.*

Elsewhere in the world, people were looking to Italy for their summer holidays, Searches from the UK to Italy (for travel in July) increased 103% this week compared to last week*

The top 10 destinations searched by Italian Skyscanner users over the last week: 

 

# 

Destination City Name*** 

Milan 

Catania 

Rome 

Naples 

Palermo 

New York 

Lampedusa 

Cagliari 

Olbia 

10 

Ibiza 

 

A survey of over 6000 Skyscanner users in 17 countries has shown that there is a latent demand for travel, with interest in domestic trips high. ** 

ENDS 

Notes to Editors  
* Data is based on Skyscanner search data from the for 10/05/2020 - 17/05/2020, analysed between 25-26 May 2020 

**Survey results based on n=6090 travellers on Skyscanner website between May 21-24 

***Top searched destinations based on searches made for economy class, return travel from 18-24 May 2020