Rise in hotel bookings for post-pandemic summer vacation – The Chosun Ilbo (English edition): Daily News from Korea

Pent-up travel demand is expected to fuel a busy summer vacation season for the first time in about two years since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The government has lifted almost all lockdowns and other restrictions as COVID-19 has become rampant in Korea.

Hotel booking app Good Choice said on Tuesday hotel and resort bookings near domestic travel destinations for the period between July and August increased 3.7 times from a year ago. one year old.

People planning highly anticipated trips this summer are booking hotel rooms an average of 52.3 days before check-in, up 3.5 days earlier than last year. Many apparently decided to book early amid an anticipated travel surge.

The country’s relaxed outdoor mask mandate has also led to an increase in demand for various outdoor activities.

Water park bookings made through Good Choice increased 5.2 times in one year, while yachting and paragliding bookings increased 2.6 times. Plane tickets and rental cars are nearly sold out for the second week of July, the favorite summer vacation time.

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