Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017
February is the month of romance, dinner dates and maybe even dreamy destinations. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Skyscanner looks at search data from Indian travelers from the past three years to reveal how couples can save up to 43%* on trips with their loved ones in February.
The global travel search engine recommends travelling two weeks after Valentine’s Day to get the best deal on flights. Looking at data from the past three years Skyscanner can reveal, couples can save up to 43%* on getaways by delaying trips with their Valentine to the end of February. Similarly, couples travelling on the weekend closest to Valentine’s Day can save up to 27%** on flight bookings.
Looking at the dreamy international destinations most popular with Indian travellers in February over the past three years, Skyscanner spots two bargain destinations for couples desperate to get away closer to Valentine’s Day; Dubai and Bangkok are 27% to 15%*** cheaper to travel to, respectively on the weekend closest to Valentine’s Day.
|Destination||Cheapest weekend to travel||Average Saving****|
|Bangkok||Weekend closest to Valentine’s Day||15%|
|Dubai||Weekend closest to Valentine’s Day||27%|
|Singapore||Two weeks after Valentine’s Day||43%|
|Colombo||Two weeks after Valentine’s Day||10%|
|Kuala Lumpur||Two weeks after Valentine’s Day||31%|
|Male||Weekend after Valentine’s Day||24%|
|Bali||Two weeks after Valentine’s Day||23%|
Couples can also make big savings of up to 31% and 23%, respectively on 2017’s trending destinations, Kuala Lumpur and Bali. These visa-friendly destinations have been on the rise with Indian travellers for the past three years and with recently relaxed visa-requirements, look set to continue to grow in popularity in 2017.
Commenting on the findings, Reshmi Roy, Growth Manager, India at Skyscanner says: “Most travellers are often in a fix when charting their plans for Valentine’s Day – being bombarded with several deals. Skyscanner gives cost effective ways of planning travel; so that planning a trip for two always doubles the fun but not the budget.”
# Data based on average cost of a round trip economy ticket for a long weekend in February to India’s most searched International destinations in Feb from 2014 – 2016. Percentage savings were calculated based on the average price of a return air fare in economy class to the aforementioned destinations on the four weekends in February from 2014-2016. #
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