86% of UAE travelers seek international vacation in 2021/2022, with Europe to dominate: Dnata travel survey

DUBAI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM – September 20, 2021) dnata Travel, the UAE’s oldest travel provider, revealed the results of a survey of thousands of UAE travelers in July and August 2021, during the busiest time for travel from the United Arab Emirates, the brand has seen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Revealing information about UAE residents’ travel plans for 2021 and 2022 so far, 86% of those surveyed expressed a desire to travel abroad during this period.

Of these respondents, 56% said they plan to travel to Europe for their next vacation, and more than half plan to stay for a period of one to two weeks. This represents a significant increase in stays over previous years, with dnata Travel reporting a past average of three to four day stays in European destinations for travelers from the United Arab Emirates.

Emily Jenkins, UAE Leisure Manager at dnata Travel, said: “We conducted the latest dnata Travel survey in July / August 2021, as international travel has experienced significant growth with many countries opening up to new markets. travelers vaccinated before summer, including destinations across Europe. , North America, parts of the Indian Ocean and Asia.

“Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen pent-up demand for travel, especially following the UAE’s impressive vaccination campaign. Much of Europe has eased restrictions on vaccinated travelers offering a plethora of options, with something for every type of traveler, from beach retreats to island getaways and city breaks. ”

According to the survey, the top five destinations in Europe for 2021/2022 holidays with UAE residents are Switzerland, UK, Italy, Greece and Georgia respectively.

Outside of Europe, respondents expressed interest in planning trips to Asia, with Thailand representing the vast majority, followed by the Middle East, North America and the Indian Ocean.

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