Leading Online Travel Agency Shares Predictions and Popular Destinations for the New Year
According to CheapOair, 2020 will be a very strong year for the airline industry. After analyzing year-over-year data, the flight-focused online travel agency has announced that they expect to see a global passenger increase of 4-6% while considering factors such as fuel cost, traveler demographics, and the economy.
“We’re looking forward to another booming year for the travel industry,” said Tom Spagnola, CheapOair’s Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations. “In 2019, we saw more and more airlines add ‘Basic Economy’ fares to their offerings. However, in the 2020 year ahead, airlines will focus on ‘Premium Economy’ seating that will increase revenue per ticket without sacrificing affordable airfare.”
Additionally, the budget fare boom has led to many travelers opting for more “off-the-grid” destinations for their extended trips and escapes in 2020. As a result of this increased consumer interest in under-the-radar retreats, and with it, fewer crowds, smaller cities are firmly putting themselves on the map.
“Smaller wine country spots in California are experiencing tremendous forward bookings in 2020. San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, and Mariposa are beautiful wineries with breathtaking views and much smaller crowds,” said Spagnola. “Upstate New York is also showing an increase in ticket sales as tourists are searching for quieter areas to enjoy their vacations with a quick and accessible route back to Manhattan.”
Internationally, destinations including Colombia, India, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe are home to many of these undiscovered cities. Each of these locations is within two hours from beach and city life, affording visitors both an immersive tropical sanctuary and bustling culture metropolis, all at a highly affordable price point.
CheapOair’s mission is to educate and aid consumers and travel professionals in both planning their travel accommodations and staying current on the most popular destinations. Thanks to its unique and comprehensive travel trend monitoring, the online travel agency does just that.
CheapOair is an online travel agency that specializes in providing cheap flights and great last-minute flight deals for travelers worldwide. Consumers can book online, on mobile apps for iOS and Android, by phone (1-800-566-2345) or live chat. Part of Fareportal’s family of travel brands, CheapOair bridges the gap between an online travel agency and a traditional agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find discount flight tickets to global destinations on over 600 airlines, a million hotels, and 100s of car rental companies. Follow CheapOair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to learn how to travel the world for less.