Skyscanner provides insights and tips for Eid al-Adha holiday travellers

Skyscanner provides insights and tips for Eid al-Adha holiday travellers

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By QLNews

With Eid al-Adha expected to begin on Wednesday, June 28, people in Qatar will likely have a six-day summer weekend.

Looking to capitalise on the public holidays, savvy travellers from the country are looking to maximise their annual holidays.

Global flight marketplace Skyscanner, through their research programme, found that almost half the travellers are planning for trips that last one to two weeks while 28% are looking for trips that are between two weeks and a month long.

Top 10 searched countries from Qatar for Eid al-Adha

1. India

2. United Kingdom

3. Philippines

4. Turkey

5. Thailand

6. USA

7. Everywhere (indicating travellers who doesn’t yet know where to go and are looking for inspiration; who are being price conscious)

8. Egypt

9. Sri Lanka

10. UAE 

Top 10 searched cities from Qatar for Eid al-Adha

1. London, UK

2. Kochi, India

3. Manila, Philippines

4. Istanbul, Turkey

5. Bangkok, Thailand

6. Colombo, Sri Lanka

7. New Delhi, India

8. Tunis Carthage, Tunisia

9. Dubai, UAE

10. Cairo, Egypt

Ayoub El Mamoun, a Skyscanner Travel Expert said, “During busy periods like Eid or summer, which would normally be more expensive times to travel, prices aren’t rising on all routes, nor at the same rate. This means there’re still competitive deals for travellers who remain flexible, are open to discovering new destinations and most importantly, know how to shop around and compare fares using sites like Skyscanner.”

El Mamoun shared four travel hacks for passengers to ensure they have a stress-free trip with their near and dear during Eid al-Adha.

The four travel hacks

* Use a calendar app to nail down travel dates

With everyone having such busy lives, it can be hard to work out who is free at what time. One can take the headache out of scrolling through multiple messages by using a calendar app, like Doodle, to keep track of everything. It will help make the dream of a 2023 friends' holiday a reality.

* Broaden your destination search

One can get some special travel deals if you type in a country into the destination field. This is especially handy during the planning phase as it shows you what different options are available. For example, if you have decided to go to the UK, you may find it cheaper to fly to London Gatwick rather than London Heathrow.

* Share a hold bag

Sometimes, a carry-on case just isn’t enough for low-cost airlines. But you can’t justify paying for a full 23kg hold bag either. But if you’re travelling with family and friends, you can share and that’s the beauty of it. Find someone to buddy up with, add a bag to the booking and split the cost.

* Use apps to keep track of shared finances

Shared costs are at the heart of most fall-outs and arguments during group trips. Forgotten pledges to pay you back later can quickly descend into resentment. It’s best to avoid any issues from the offset. So before you even book your flight, get everyone in your travel group to download the same budgeting app. This will make it easy to split bills, calculate who owes what and see who’s being left in the red.

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