The Bahamas is one of the top ten countries listed in regards to flight search trends by one of the worlds largest travel search engines, although the data shows interest in travel to the country remains in the negative.
The Bahamas falls behind Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, China, the United States, Jamaica, Mexico, Greece and Germany on Kayak.com’s flight search trends for the week of June 28. The Philippines rounds off the top ten.
However, compared to last year this time, interest in flights to The Bahamas – based on clicks on the website’s search engine – is down by 64 percent year over year.
The data, however, does indicate increasing interest given that during the last week of April, the clicks were down by 79 percent.
Interest in travel to The Bahamas peaked during the first week of June, as the country prepared for the phased reopening of the tourism sector. During that week, interest increased 31 percent.
The data on Kayak.com represents indexed flight search volume across Kayak brands, with the United States listed as the origin country, and it is updated daily.
“As the world’s leading travel search engine, we’ve dug into our more than one billion consumer flight searches to shed light on COVID-19’s impact and the road to travel’s return. From destinations with the largest declines in year-over-year search to emerging signs of recovery, here’s the latest on what air travel looks like in the midst of a global pandemic,” Kayak.com stated about its data.
The global travel and hospitality industry has been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic ever since nations around the world closed their borders and shut commerce in major cities to stem the spread of the deadly virus.
The resumption of travel to The Bahamas is said to be critical to this nation’s recovery from the economic falloff from the pandemic.