12 Apr 2022by Sasha Wood
Gold Medal has seen a significant increase in bookings to Asian destinations since the start of April following the relaxation of pandemic travel restrictions to popular holiday spots such as Thailand.
The trade-only operator reported travel bookings to Asia doubling in volume in the first week of April compared to previous weeks in 2022. Holiday bookings to Thailand with Gold Medal returned to 80% of 2019 levels in March, while bookings to Malaysia and Indonesia have already exceeded pre-pandemic levels compared to April 2019.
The tour operator has also noted the average booking value for travel to Asia has doubled this year, citing a significant rise in package bookings, and travellers opting for longer stays. The most popular locations for a holiday include Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.
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