May 28. As Hurtigruten Group reports its first-quarter results, the expedition cruise operator’s updated booking report shows very positive signs on the travel industry’s post-pandemic comeback. Across Hurtigruten Expeditions and Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express, bookings for 2022 are currently 45 percent ahead of bookings for 2020 as of the same time in 2019.
While bookings for 2022 are already well ahead of the pre-pandemic levels, recent positive news on travel restrictions being lifted and the introduction of vaccine passports to ease international travel has further accelerated bookings over the past 30 days, according to Hurtigruten Group.
Positive booking momentum for 2H 2021 has further improved over the last 30 days, following positive news on the potential lifting of travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers this summer. The 2022 booking inflow over the last 30 days is 101 percent higher than the 2020 booking inflow for the same 30-day period in 2019. If adjusted for re-bookings, the growth in new bookings is 34 percent compared to the same period in 2019.
Source: Insider Travel Report