After it was announced that Europeans could travel to the US again from November, the number of air tickets booked immediately rose. On September 21, most airline tickets to the United States have been booked since March 1, 2020.
The first effect on the sale of airline tickets can be seen immediately. Immediately after the announcement of the relaxation, Vliegtickets.nl sold the largest number of tickets to the United States since March 1, 2020. Since that date, it has become virtually impossible for Europeans to travel to the United States.
Compared to September 20, 2019, the number of reservations to the United States increased by 91%. Compared to September 20, 2020, the number of reservations to the United States increased by 75%. On September 21, 21% more airline tickets were sold than the day before, which is the largest number of airline tickets sold to the United States since March 1, 2020.
Sander van Veen, Director of Marketing and Return at Vliegtickets.nl: “It only became clear during the day, but on September 20 we immediately noticed a huge difference in the number of air tickets booked to the United States. On September 20, we sold the largest number of tickets to the United States. United States since March 1, 2020. A day later, we sold another 21% more than the day before. So it seems that people act immediately when they hear news of travel facilities.”
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