SEATTLE — Expedia Group Media Solutions has released its 2021 Travel Recovery Trend Report. Key findings from the report include:

  • Global search volume in Q4 was flat quarter-over-quarter, but up more than 70 per cent year-over-year (YOY), indicating that travellers are still eager to get away
  • Forty per cent of global searches fell within the 31-plus day-search window, a 15 per cent increase over Q3
  • Among the top 25 global destinations, Paris, Dubai, Mexico City, Tokyo and Madrid all saw double-digit quarter-over-quarter growth in hotel bookings
  • Global lodging bookings, for hotels and vacation rentals combined, were up more than 50 per cent YOY

“The pandemic continued to impact travel around the world through the end of 2021, but in Q4 we saw consistent global search volumes, lengthening search windows and more international destinations appearing on regional top-10 destination lists,” says Jennifer Andre, global vice-president, Expedia Group Media Solutions. “Consumers have learned how to travel under ever-changing circumstances, and we anticipate they will continue to adapt and evolve their behaviours and preferences as the landscape evolves. We are encouraged by the overall year-over-year progress and remain confident in the power of travel and the resilience of the industry and travellers.” 


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