Novemberis the ideal month to plan the family travel schedule and access special promotions. On these dates of Black Friday (which will be this November 23, 2018) and CyberMonday (November 26) offer destinations that Ecuadorians can access from thisDecember and for the next 11 months.
According to the measurements made by Kayak, Despegar and Viajala, destinations such as New York, Miami and Orlando are still the international places that are most in demand among Ecuadorians so far this year. Josian Chevallier, co-founder of the Viajala search engine, details that in the last nine months, the Ecuadorian placed the ‘Big Apple’ within the ‘top 5’ of most wanted destinations.
“New York, Quito, Galápagos, Guayaquil, Madrid and Miami are the most sought after in our platform. In other countries of the region such as Brazil or Colombia they are looking for more local destinations, “he warns.
For him, although the USA remains the most attractive destination for Ecuadorians, noted that there are Latin American sites with greater interest, as is the case of Lima, Sao Paulo and Mexico City. According to the General Coordination of Statistics and Research of the Ministry of Tourism, 473,616 Ecuadorians have traveled to the United States so far in 2018, which is equivalent to 37% of the total of 1.2 million departures to international destinations.
March, August and September were the months of 2018 that registered the highest number of trips to the United States. Claudia Tellez, Kayak’s country manager, adds that New York leads the list of the five most wanted destinations on its platform during this year, followed by Miami, Madrid, Fort Lauderdale and Bogota. “The Ecuadorian is super-American when he originates his search.
Among their preferences, they opt for business or pleasure, “he says. Within the ‘top 10’ of Kayak are also Los Angeles, Newark and Orlando. The study conducted by Kayak shows that the Ecuadorian established an average budget of USD 1 328 at the time of their searches, while in the world, there was a 10% increase in the number of searches for the destination Ecuador.
Jorge Luis Páez, country manager of Despegar Ecuador, points out that in recent weeks Argentina has increased interest within its platform, due to the fact that the monetary exchange rate is favorable between the dollar and the peso.
“Miami, Orlando and New York continue to lead the intention to search for a trip in Despegar, followed in that order by Panama, Lima, Bogotá and Buenos Aires.” Páez adds that not only focused on Black Friday, but in a weekly proposal called Black Week that started yesterday (November 19, 2018) and will last until Tuesday, November 27.
Black Friday will be held this Friday and offers promotions ranging from 10 to 80% for air tickets and accommodation. One of the countries that prepares a package with attractive offers is Peru, a country to which 269 010 Ecuadorians have traveled during this year.
Theholiday destinations located in Piura and Tumbes are among the 10 most visitedby nationals. According to Carolina Calkis, from Viajala, the most web searchesare usually recorded between 10:00 and 11:00, when the offers are explored.Another important flow occurs between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (I)