Travel agencies revealed to the newspaper "Emirates Today" that the average prices of airline tickets for summer reservations are up to 60% higher compared to the levels of the summer of 2019 before the "Covid-19" pandemic, while the average value of hotel reservations witnessed an increase of 55%.
She explained that the available supply of seats on flights has not yet reached pre-pandemic levels, while demand is witnessing a significant increase, while the bulk of it is expected to be concentrated in conjunction with the school vacation and the Eid al-Adha holiday.
And the officials of these agencies advised to adopt flexible dates while making reservations, to get the best prices, and to stay away from peak times, stressing that early booking of tickets remains the best way to get the lowest prices.
Mamoun Humaidan, General Manager of Wego, which specializes in travel services and online reservations for the Middle East, North Africa and India, said that the travel and tourism sector is witnessing a remarkable recovery, as people have returned to travel again. He added, "Our data indicates that travelers are looking to spend more and book more leisure trips this year, and we also see travelers choosing comprehensive leisure travel, which gives them a safe travel experience during the pandemic."