Americans booking vacations to Jamaica more than doubled in April when compared to January this year.
Travelers from the United States booking vacations to the Bahamas have increased by more than 200 percent over the same period.
That’s according to a recent report from Cheap-O-Air on US travel trends.
According to the report Jamaica and the Bahamas are seeing significant jumps in flight bookings.
The online travel agency’s report showed that the Bahamas and Jamaica have seen among the biggest increases in airline ticket bookings of any international destination.
Travel experts are predicting those trends will continue to increase as the Northern Hemisphere enters the summer months.
The report shows that the Bahamas saw a 203 percent increase in flight bookings in April compared to January, while Jamaica saw a 143 percent jump in flight bookings in the same period.
According to the report, American travelers almost doubled bookings to foreign destinations in April when compared to January.
Co-CEO and CFO of Fareportal, the parent company of CheapOair and One Travel, Glenn Cusan says the American consumer is becoming more confident to travel.
He points to the vaccine roll-out in the US.
And he says the new found confidence coupled with the stringent hygiene protocols put in place by airlines and airports worldwide, is fueling rising interest in booking airline tickets to global destinations.
Meanwhile, according to the report, the Dominican Republic saw a 134 percent increase in bookings in April when compared to January, while Puerto Rico’s bookings rose by 13 percent over the same period.