More people are expected to book their flights usi

first_imgMore people are expected to book their flights using the internet this year as the online travel market continues to grow.This is according to new research by PhoCusWright, which has predicted that online travel bookings will increase by three per cent in 2009, despite the difficulties surrounding the economy.Almost half of Britain’s travel market is now booked online, with leisure and business travel internet bookings totalling 45 per cent of the market so far this year.Research director at PhoCusWright Carroll Rheem said “significant changes” in travel patterns have been caused by currency devaluation as well as the recession.”For example, the blow to domestic travel has been relatively soft while the fall-off in UK visitors to the Mediterranean has been significant,” she explained.”Online channels also benefit from these trends as consumers turn to the internet to help them discover and sift through the many attractive holiday options in the marketplace.”A separate PhoCusWright survey recently revealed that corporate travel is expected to decline this year because of the recession.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedGrowth of online flight bookings outpaces growth of traditional methodsThe number of people choosing to book flights online continues to outpace the growth of traditional methodsEasyJet and BA ‘lead the way’ on bookings efficiencyBudget airline easyJet has been named the top website for online flight bookings by a new consumer survey.UK reluctant to book flights using mobile phonesUK reluctant to book flights using mobile phoneslast_img read more