A year in travel 2021 by eDreams ODIGEO

LONDON, October 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – eDreams ODIGEO, Europe the largest online travel company and number 2 in the world for flight bookings, analyzed their customers’ booking data, to reveal how travel has changed over the past year as we have learned to live with it Covid-19, revealing the main destinations of the year and the evolution of booking habits as well as appetites and trends for 2022.

Earlier this summer, eDreams ODIGEO surveyed 10,000 * customers across the UK, Europe and the United States to find out what travelers were feeling. An astonishing 57% of Americans with savings of $ 1,000 responded that they would choose to spend it on travel, and 61% rated traveling the world as their most therapeutic hobby. This gives a lot of hope now that the restrictions are lifted and travelers can rediscover the pleasures of travel around the world.

EDreams ODIGEO 2021 booking and search data reveals:


For our American travelers, all 2021 destinations were domestic, reflecting the strict travel regulations and bans in the United States. Las Vegas, Orlando and Denver were the most popular destinations for Americans this year, followed by Atlanta, Miami, Fort Lauderdale & Los Angeles.


The best research data tracks booking trends with U.S. cities only, such as Las Vegas, Orlando, new York, Miami and Los Angeles. Alone Cancun, in 8th position, is outside the United States.


How long did Americans travel in 2021?

In 2021, 54% of US eDreams ODIGEO customers chose to travel for short stays of 2 to 4 days.

Travel time

Percentage of American travelers

2 days


3 – 4 days


5 – 6 days


7 – 13 days


14 – 20 days


+21 days


With uncertainty always at the forefront of travel decisions, long-range planning has been replaced by last minute action, with the majority of American travelers (39%) choosing to book within two weeks of departure, followed by 24% of them booking 16 to 30 days before departure.


As the world begins to open up, consumer confidence is returning and attention has shifted to long-haul destinations. European countries are popular for travel next year, with four European countries among the most booked destinations in 2022 (Rome, Paris, Madrid & Lisbon).

Most booked destinations for 2022 (American travelers)

Top search destinations for 2022 (American travelers)



Las Vegas




San Juan









Las Vegas




New York City

European travelers are also excited about the opening of US borders on November 8. New York City ranks 2nd in the world research ranking for 2022, followed by Miami in 7th position, Orlando in 8th & Los Angeles in 9th.

Pablo Caspers, Travel Director of eDreams ODIGEO, stated that, ‚ÄúSince the start of 2021, we’ve seen that the desire to travel has never gone away – research data shows our clients have continued to dream and plan ahead despite travel restrictions. Bookings have continued to increase as immunization programs progressed, and today we have really encouraging numbers. From June to August, our numbers were above pre-COVID levels. At eDreams ODIGEO, we are proud of the work done over the past two years: reinventing travel for our customers, providing innovative solutions and expanding our product offering for a basic consumer who has had to adapt their travel habits. The situation is improving day by day, and we are emerging stronger than ever during this difficult period. “

Website showing full report data here.


The eDreams ODIGEO 2021 A Year in Travel report is assembled using flight booking data from the company’s online travel agency brands (eDreams, Opodo, Go Voyages and Travellink). It covers the periods from January 1 to October 15, 2021 with data from the main European markets and United States. The main European markets are Sweden, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Travel dates: January 1 to December 31, 2021.

About eDreams ODIGEO

eDreams ODIGEO is one of the world’s largest online travel companies and one of the largest e-commerce companies in Europe. Under its four main online travel agency brands – eDreams, GO Voyages, Opodo, Travellink and metasearch engine Liligo – it serves more than 17 million customers per year in 45 markets. Listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange, eDreams ODIGEO works with more than 650 airlines and has partnerships with 130. The brand offers the best deals on scheduled flights, low-cost airlines, hotels, cruises, car rentals, dynamic packages, vacation packages and travel insurance. to make travel easier, more accessible and more beneficial for consumers around the world.

* Research conducted July 6-14, 2021 through A survey for eDreams ODIGEO. 10,000 adults who have been on vacation abroad in the past five years were surveyed in Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, United States and United Kingdom. 2,000 of these respondents were based in the United States.


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