dnata Travel Reveals the Best Summer Vacation Hot Spots of 2022


With summer vacations definitely behind us, dnata Travel, the UAE’s oldest travel provider, has declared the top five vacation destinations for summer 2022. In order of popularity, the top five are: Turkey, Thailand, Mauritius, Maldives and Switzerland.

Thailand recorded the strongest growth as a destination based on the number of holiday bookings between June and September 2022, compared to the same period last year. Turkey – which was also among dnata Travel‘s top three summer travel destinations in 2021 – was the most popular destination overall for summer holidays from the United Arab Emirates this year. In Turkey, the major city of Istanbul, alongside Bodrum and Antalya on the Turkish Riviera, were the top three destinations for travelers from the United Arab Emirates.

Meerah Ketait, Head of Retail and Leisure UAE at dnata Travel, said: “International travel has rebounded strongly over the summer. Last year, the Maldives, Turkey and Switzerland accounted for more than 40% of our total bookings from June to September 2021, while during the same period in 2022, more than 25 destinations accounted for 40% of our bookings global. Many additional destinations have opened up to tourism, and pent-up demand is pushing travelers to explore more of the world, including lesser-known places and varied locations in popular hotspots.

“Thailand is our main growth destination, as bookings have increased significantly after the country has fully reopened to tourism, and demand has been driven by an increase in flight availability and the country’s incredible value for money.

“Turkey, the top choice for summer holidays in 2022, also offers great value, and major investment in tourism, with new attractions, restaurants and world-class accommodation in Istanbul and the Turkish Riviera. , lead to continued frequentation of the United Arab Emirates. ”

dnata Travel experts are constantly monitoring travel trends and the forecast is that Asia will continue to be popular with growth in bookings and online searches for travel. Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia are showing signs of strong demand. As the festive season approaches, searches for trips to Europe’s party market hotspots are already surging, especially in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

To explore trending UAE holiday destinations with dnata Travel, visit www.dnataTravel.com. For more travel tips and inspiration, contact the experts at dnata Travel by call or WhatsApp at 800 DNATA (36282), on social media @dnataTravel, email [email protected] or visit a dnata Travel sales center, with stores located across the UAE. .


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