Cairo, Dubai and Istanbul ‘top Eid holiday cities’

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Cairo, Dubai and Istanbul were the three most favoured destinations for the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr holidays, according to the proprietary data of Wingie.com, online travel agency. “The next most preferred were, Zurich, Amman, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain , while Qatar’s Doha and India’s Lucknow are also among the most popular routes,” said Orkun Ozkan, Wingie.com Commercial Director.

“Those who want be sure of securing their holiday plans have already begun booking round-trip air tickets,” Ozkan added.

According to data from Wingie.com, whose platform offers its customers the opportunity to book flights on multiple routes, between April 28 and May 8 the most booked routes were Saudi Arabia to Cairo, UAE to Istanbul, Egypt to Kuwait City, Kuwait to Dubai, Qatar to Amman, and Jordan to Abu Dhabi.

Noting that 23 percent of users booked round-trip air tickets, Orkun Ozkan explained: “Users who book round-trip reservations also choose Wingie.com to purchase their return tickets within an average of 5.5 days. Given that 12 percent of bookings are for families with children, we see that the Eid holiday bookings show family travel to have increased compared to previous months. On the other hand we realized that users mostly make reservations between 19:00-20:00, 21:00-23:00.”

According to current data, the five most-booked countries were Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, UAE, and Turkey respectively. Pointing out that eight out of ten reservations were for overseas travel, Orkun Ozkan said: “Wingie.com has 20 million unique visitors each month that take advantage of our smart technology ‘LogiConnect’, accessing a 36 percent average cost benefit in ticket purchases.

“This technology allows users to reach their final -in particularly foreign- travel destinations using a single transfer point because Wingie.com also lists transfer options that airlines do not usually offer. Thanks to this capability, Wingie.com stands out as the most advantageous platform for customers, especially during busy holiday periods.”

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