April 12, 2022

Skyscanner Reveals How, Where and Why Travelers Will Be Spending on Trips This Year

3% of US survey participants (Skyscanner and OnePoll, April 2022, 1000+ participants) stated that they planned to spend more on travel in 2022 than they would pre-pandemic, and more frequent travel for longer trips was the plan for many Americans booking a trip abroad in 2022. The ability to compare prices is therefore key and hacking vacation costs to be able to travel more and for longer has never been more crucial.

Naomi Hahn, Skyscanner's VP of Strategy, comments: "Americans have an unwavering love of travel and we're keen to turn these pent-up dreams in to an affordable reality. We're seeing renewed importance being place on travel (50% of survey respondents place more importance on travel this year compared to pre-pandemic) and 43% of respondents plan to spend more this year. More trips (43%) and longer trips (45%) are key reasons for allocating more money – perhaps making up for lost time and canceled vacations.

"Making your well-earned money work harder for you is top of our agenda so we've run the numbers based on thousands of bookings to reveal the best value destinations this year, along with the best time to book those flights. Rest assured, with fares still up to 60% cheaper than they were pre-pandemic to some of our favourite vacation spots, there are great flight deals to be had this summer and you can use Skyscanner to help you find them."

Skyscanner's best value flights for 2022

Skyscanner can reveal the best value flights for 2022, which have seen the biggest price drops against pre-pandemic 2019 levels:

Ranking Destination
% Price drop Best time to book
1st Miami 63% 6 weeks
2nd Dallas 60% 2 weeks
3rd Chicago 57% 6 weeks
4th Ft. Lauderdale 56% 6 weeks
5th Honolulu 52% 4 weeks

Ranking Destination
% Price drop Best time to book
1st Reykjavik 70% 12 weeks
2nd London 57% 6 weeks
3rd Lisbon 57% 6 weeks
4th San Juan 53% 6 weeks
5th Athens 51% 6 weeks

  • Skyscanner survey conducted with OnePoll in April 2022, with over 1000 participants in the US

  • Pricing data correct at time of issue and subject to change

  • % comparison of 2022 and 2019 pricing done using redirects (bookings) on Skyscanner for economy class, return made in March 2022 for travel in May 2022, compared with those made in March 2019 for travel in May 2019

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