Powered by Demand-AI’s Airline Travelers’ Forecast (ATF), RateGain’s latest PULSE Report highlights demand trends in Asia’s top trending cities.
Read further to learn how the future of travel looks in the traditionally busy winter season and what factors are driving the demand.
TOP TRENDING CITIES IN ASIA
1. DOHA, QATAR
Middle East’s first FIFA World Cup promises booming business for the capital city with over 1.3 Million airline travelers expected to arrive in the next 90 days.
Airline travelers to Doha are expected to surpass pre-COVID levels by over 27%, in the next 61-90 days. The biggest jump will be seen in airline travelers from North America (139%), followed by MEA Cities (51%) compared to the same period in 2019.
In the next 90 days, city’s airport is expected to remain busiest on Saturdays, Fridays, & Thursdays.
Doha’s Airline Travelers Forecast – Next 90 Days
Source Markets Driving Visitors to Doha
2. DUBAI, UAE
Due to limited accommodation in the host country, the 4-week long mega sporting event is expected to generate ‘Expo 2020’ like demand for Dubai hotels.
Shuttle flights from Gulf cities on match days, multiple-entry tourist visas for fans attending the games and the traditionally busy winter season will add to the spill-up of traffic from Doha to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other neighboring cities.
Airline travelers to Dubai are expected to surpass pre-COVID levels by over 27%, in the next 61-90 days. The biggest jump will be seen in airline travelers from South America (77%), followed by North America (43%) and Europe (36%) compared to the same period in 2019.
In the next 90 days, city’s airport is expected to remain busiest on Saturdays, Mondays, & Sundays.
Dubai’s Airline Travelers Forecast – Next 90 Days
Source Markets Driving Visitors to Dubai
3. BANGKOK, THAILAND
ATF tells us that over 7.5 million Airline travelers are expected to arrive in the city over the next 90 days. The inbound traffic has increased almost 3 times compared to last year.
While there is still a lag (16%) compared to pre-COVID times, Bangkok is expected to do much better compared to other SEA cities – Singapore and Bali. Regions from where travel is expected to surpass pre-COVID levels are Middle East and India.
Bangkok airports will remain busiest on Saturdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in the next 90 days.
Bangkok’s Airline Travelers Forecast – Next 90 Days
Source Markets Driving Visitors to Bangkok
4. NEW DELHI, INDIA
With Diwali celebrated on a grand scale in Northern India, the National Capital witnessed a surge in travelers from multiple regions of the world. The upward trend doesn’t stop in October but continues in November as well when the flight rates go cheaper compared to the pre-Diwali rush around mid-October. The surge in November’s Airport traffic can also be attributed to Indians coming back home after spending extended Diwali holidays in other countries and cities.
Right after Diwali, people expect a lull period. But the Indian Wedding season will be here to keep the party (and travel & hotel bookings) going. In addition, Delhi hosts India International Trade Fair in November, which is a big drawer of travelers not just domestic but from across the globe.
Delhi’s airports will remain busiest on Saturdays, Fridays, and Wednesdays in the next 90 days.
New Delhi’s Airline Travelers Forecast – Next 90 Days
Source Markets Driving Visitors to New Delhi
5. BALI, INDONESIA
Domestic travel is back in Bali, and the upward trend is expected to continue over the next 90 days as well. A rise of 18% is anticipated over pre-COVID levels.
Among the international source markets, arrivals from middle eastern countries will touch pre-COVID levels in the next 31-60 days.
Bali’s Airports will remain busiest on Saturdays, Sundays, and Fridays in the next 90 days.
Bali’s Airline Travelers Forecast – Next 90 Days
Source Markets Driving Visitors to Bali
About Demand-AI ATF
Airline Travelers’ Forecast is part of RateGain’s Demand-AI, a solution that was launched last year to help the industry tackle the problem of unreliable historical data to forecast demand using real-time intent data gathered from searches, events, and forward-looking data such as hotel and airline bookings.
With Airline Travelers’ Forecast, hotel & travel marketing teams can optimize their campaigns and take corrective actions based on an accurate understanding of the actual number of travelers, the source market mix, and the demand from these markets over the next 90 days. In addition, marketers are also be able to see a detailed view of the scheduled flights and charters driving this demand, day-wise break down to understand high impact/travel dates, and compare airfare and hotel ADRs with historical data.
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