Kayak says that their post-election data mining reveals a significant 30% global drop in searches for trips to the US. Meanwhile, there’s been a clear increase in US based international searches:
- Russia: +30%
- France: +29%
- UK: +19%
“With 1.5 Billion searches conducted on Kayak websites every year, the impact of US elections on the USA as a destination is very significant – we’re talking big numbers here. The data demonstrates that since the election result, demand and interest in going to the States really has nosedived. And the increase in searches from the US would indicate that many who are currently based there are looking to get a break from reality.”
Those low fares and award flash sales to Europe may become more common as the above is compounded by an overall drop in transatlantic travel due to economic and terrorism fears.