Advance air bookings fall by 50%

12 April 2009

According to senior travel management companies executives, bargains and competitive pricing will play a big role in booking airline tickets this summer, as less than 50% of seats are being booked compared to last year. 'Because of the general economic condition people have become cautious and are delaying the buying of tickets. The new trend, unlike the previous years, is that people are buying tickets closer to the date of travel,' Waseem Rahmany, senior manager, sales and marketing, Al Rais Travel, told Emirates Business.

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