These include Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Thailand
Demand for travel to Europe and the Far East during the Eid al-Fitr holiday
Two officials in two travel agencies confirmed that there is a demand for travel to Europe and some Far Eastern destinations during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, pointing to a significant increase in the cost of travel, ranging between 30-40% in the case of late reservations.
The Director General of Al-Badi Travel Agency, Muhammad Al-Sawy, said that there is a significant increase in the demand for travel during the Eid Al-Fitr period, which is a return to the recovery of the travel sector, and paves the way for a breakthrough in travel next summer, bringing it back to levels before the Corona virus pandemic.
He added that the increase in demand came with the support of the length of the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, the return of most of the favorite travel destinations again to receive tourists, and the abolition of restrictions and precautionary measures related to the pandemic after the number of infections declined.
Al-Sawy pointed out that the most important destinations that are currently in demand are some European destinations, such as: England, France, Spain, Switzerland, and some Far East destinations, such as Thailand and Seychelles, and Arab destinations such as Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, as well as some Gulf countries. .
He stressed that there is a significant increase in the cost for travelers, ranging between 30-40% in the case of late reservations, especially in light of the high prices of jet fuel, as the lower price classes are filled, from early reservations, so that travelers who book late find that they are in front of a large price jump, due to the number of Few seats left on flights.
For his part, Chief Executive Officer of Projects and Development at Nirvana Travel and Tourism, Omar Al-Ali, said that there is a 30% increase in ticket prices during the Eid Al-Fitr period, as a result of increased demand, pointing to the rise in oil prices, which in turn led to a rise Jet fuel prices, and thus impact on ticket prices.
Al-Ali confirmed that there is an increase in the demand for travel during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, by more than 25%, compared to the period of Eid Al-Fitr last year.
He attributed the high demand to the long holiday for Eid al-Fitr, the strength of the economic situation in the country, as well as external factors, such as the opening of many countries of the world to tourists, after easing or canceling restrictions related to combating the "Covid-19" pandemic.
He pointed out that the demand for travel to European countries increased again during the Eid al-Fitr period, led by Britain, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, as well as Arab countries such as Egypt, Jordan and Morocco.
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