5 European Holiday Travel Trends for 2016

November 8, 2016

Here is some of what we found:

This holiday season, Europeans are flying long-haul to beat the cold

Forget snow capped mountains and festive getaways, warm weather destinations dominate long-haul travel for Q4, with Bangkok, Dubai, Miami and Bali among the top five.

Spain remains top for short-haul travelers

Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Madrid are among the top five short-haul destinations. No doubt that Spain provides some milder weather for those looking to escape colder temperatures in other parts of Europe.

European travelers show a strong preference for travel to former territories 

This includes Pointe-a-Pitre and Fort-de-France for French travelers, Sydney for British travelers and Cape Town for the Dutch.

Saturday is the top day for departures searched for Q4

A quarter of short-haul departures occurring on that day, and 22% of long-haul departures.

The most popular departure days searched are immediately before or after Christmas

The busiest days for December travel in Europe are the 23, 22, and 26.

Interested in knowing more about European travelers this quarter? Check out the entire report here.


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About Ashley Proceviat

Ashley is Sojern's Marketing Manager, EMEA & APAC and works in the London office. Originally from Canada, she's been living in London for over seven years, and is actively trying to fill all the pages in her passport. She has never met a cheese she didn't like.

Ashley Proceviat About the author

Ashley is Sojern's Marketing Manager, EMEA & APAC and works in the London office. Originally from Canada, she's been living in London for over seven years, and is actively trying to fill all the pages in her passport. She has never met a cheese she didn't like.