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Yalago: Global Hotel Bookings Rise by 25 Percent in 2024

Yalago, part of the Emirates Group and one of the world’s fastest-growing leisure accommodation wholesale specialists, has announced a record high in hotel bookings with its global travellers in January and February of this year, since the inception of the company in 2017.

Yalago’s team sources exclusive, leading rates for hotels across the world, offering significant savings for trade partners and travellers. In comparison to January and February 2023 levels, hotel bookings through Yalago have grown 25 percent year-on-year in this time period of this year. 

 Overall, Yalago’s highest number of hotel bookings this year so far have been made across the UAE, Thailand, the US, Maldives, and Spain, respectively. The largest growth destinations, trending for the current year, include the US, Maldives, Greece, Mexico, and Hong Kong, with bookings up more than 100 percent compared to 2023.

 The largest source markets for travel include the UK, the US, Thailand, Australia, and Italy – with record numbers of travellers from these countries booking hotel stays this year. Trends with global travellers include a longer lead-time for bookings, expanding by seven days compared to previous years. The global average for this year is three-and-a-half months to make a hotel booking ahead of the date of travel.

 Yalago’s global, direct hotel portfolio has grown 15 percent since 2023, and this year its team is focused on expanding this further across markets in trend. This includes across the US and Asia – with Bali and Thailand as an example, trending due to the affordability of world-class accommodation options.

 Maria Del Pozo, head of sales, Europe, at Yalago, commented, “Travel demand is at a high, and travellers are seeking to secure their ideal accommodation and better value further in advance of their journey. This is where Yalago can support global travellers, with increasingly affordable rates across the world’s leading destinations and hotels – and our portfolio only continues to grow.”