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Travel trends 2024 | Cheap and most popular destinations

What are the travel trends and most popular destinations for 2024? Welcome to the Travel Trends 2024 report Skyscanner – this is the overview of the latest trends from travelers. It combines Skyscanner's own search and booking data with the annual consumer behavior survey to show how and where people will travel in the coming year. Skyscanner bases the figures on 80 billion price comparisons per day by millions of travelers in 52 countries and in 32 languages. In this article we take a closer look at both the cheap and most popular destinations for 2024. Read on to find out more.

Top 10 most popular destinations in 2024

These are the top 10 destinations for Dutch travelers with the largest increase in searches on an annual basis.

  1. Tirana, Albania | +285% increase in searches
  2. Osaka, Japan | +258% increase in searches
  3. Tokyo, Japan | +250% increase in searches
  4. Skopje, North Macedonia | +195% increase in searches
  5. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | +181% increase in searches
  6. Taipei, Taiwan | +176% increase in searches
  7. Hanoi, Vietnam | +160% increase in searches
  8. Delhi, India | +153% increase in searches
  9. Denpasar, Indonesia | +145% increase in searches
  10. Bucharest, Romania | +136% increase in searches

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Most popular destinations 2024 | Mount Agung, Bali
Most popular destinations 2024 | Mount Agung, Bali

Also read: Top 10 | What are the best backpacking destinations in Asia?

Top 10 cheap destinations in 2024

The most beautiful holiday destinations that offer the most value for money! These are, on average, the top 10 cheapest destinations for Dutch travelers over an entire year.

Also read: Top 10 | What are the cheapest countries for a world trip?

  1. Bratislava, Slovakia | €102 return flight price
  2. Wroclaw, Poland | €112 return flight price
  3. Gdansk, Poland | €112 return flight price
  4. Paphos, Cyprus | €140 return flight price
  5. Katowice, Poland | €140 return flight price
  6. Zadar, Croatia | €150 return flight price
  7. Salzburg, Austria | €160 return flight price
  8. Basel, Switzerland | €162 return flight price
  9. Argostoli, Greece | €163 return flight price
  10. Bristol, UK | €165 return flight price

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Interest from Dutch travelers

Lots of interest in destinations Tirana and Asia

The Albanian city Tirana is in first place for Dutch travelers, partly thanks to the impact of the popular TV program 'Who is the mole' that was filmed here. Bucharest also rises in the ranking thanks to the impact of the wildly popular Netflix series 'Wednesday', which was filmed in Romania.

Tirana, Albania | Travel trends 2024 | Cheap and most popular destinations
Tirana, Albania | Travel trends 2024 | Cheap and most popular destinations

Japan continues to make a comeback after reopening last year with Osaka en Tokyo on the second place. However, the most beautiful distant destinations continue to inspire Dutch travelers. No fewer than 7 of the top 10 popular destinations are in Asia.

Tokyo | Travel trends 2024 | Cheap and most popular destinations
Tokyo | Travel trends 2024 | Cheap and most popular destinations

Which factors determine the choice of holiday destinations?

The weather (67%), culture (60%) and food (58%) will be the three biggest factors in 2024 when it comes to determining a holiday destination. When it comes to the most popular activities culture is high on the agenda of Dutch travelers. Tasting local food (57%), the beach (56%) and historical tours (46%) are considered the most important by travelers.

The importance of value

De value for money will remain an important factor for Dutch travelers in 2024, with the cost of the flight (28%) and the hotel (26%) being the most important factors when choosing a destination.

However, a third (33%) of Dutch travelers will have one before 2024 bigger budget set aside for travel compared to 2023, while 48% will spend the same. Only 9% have said they will spend less.

Whether it's medieval architecture, vibrant nightlife, world-class music or beautiful beaches, Dutch travelers can find an abundance of affordable destinations to visit across Europe.

The Central and Eastern European countries of Slovakia and Poland offer travelers some of the most affordable destinations, with return flights to Bratislava averaging €102 and €112 to Wroclaw.

33% of Dutch travelers will have one before 2024 set aside a larger budget for travel compared to 2023

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Street Art in Hanoi, Vietnam | Travel trends 2024 | Cheap and most popular destinations
Street Art in Hanoi, Vietnam | Travel trends 2024 | Cheap and most popular destinations

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Find value with the 'Everywhere' or 'All Destinations' search function.

Another way to find a cheap flight is to use Skyscanner's 'All Destinations' search function. It helps travelers search by price instead of destination – a very useful tool if you're not sure where you want to travel and when.

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Tip:: choose 'Everywhere' as your destination and be surprised. The tension is unbearable, isn't it?

Source: https://traveltrends.skyscanner.nl/

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