Travel might be on pause in these unprecedented times, but data from Booking.com reveals that this hasn’t stopped people across the UK from dreaming about its possibilities. Delving into the millions of travel wish lists created by hopeful travellers on its platform over the last two months, with properties wish listed across over 100,000 different destinations since the start of March, Booking.com shares the top destinations and properties on Brits’ minds as they wait for when the time is right to travel again.
Since the start of March, some of the top wish-listed international destinations for Brits – who are among the top ten nationalities wish listing the most – feature a number of vibrant European cities as well as beautiful, sun-filled, beach escapes located further afield.
Some of the top international places wish-listed by Brits include:
- Gili Trawangan
- Ko Lanta
In terms of global travel dreams for travellers across the world, it’s no surprise that in-country stays feature in over half (51%) of all those wish listed globally during this time of uncertainty, a jump from the same time last year when domestic properties accounted for a third (33%) of those wish listed. When looking at UK travellers specifically, a coastal escape looks to be favourable with many seaside towns featuring highly amongst the wish listings, as well as some cultural cities across the nation.
Some of the top UK locations wish listed by Brits include:
- Brighton & Hove
Endorsements left for these destinations by past UK travellers on Booking.com suggests that their appeal lies in the seaside, sightseeing and shopping, indicating perhaps the experiences that Brits are most excited to embrace again.
Dreaming about a change in scenery and the opportunity to enjoy a stay experience outside of their own home, the most wish-listed types of places to stay for UK travellers are hotels, apartments, guest houses, resorts and holiday homes. Hotels account for 44% of all properties wish listed by Brits over the last two months, which is similar to the global average of 40%.