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19-Jun-2017 2:30 PM

Thomas Cook Group publishes first annual holiday report

Thomas Cook Group released (18-Jun-2017) The Thomas Cook Holiday Report 2017, its first annual report on outbound European tourism trends. Highlights include:

  • Mobile searches for holidays increased 113% between May-2014 and Apr-2017. Desktop and tablet device searches declined;
  • 37% of passengers with children booked their principal overseas holiday a month or less before departure, compared with 23% of those without children;
  • 43% of passengers use high street travel agents for research and 60% said they are one of their preferred means of booking;
  • 20% of an average week's bookings take place on Saturday;
  • 34% of passengers use debit and credit cards abroad, 83% use foreign currency in cash. [more - original PR]