We’re creatures of habit when it comes to holidays.
That’s according to a new report on Cork holiday bookings, published today by a local marketing company.
According to the Cork Holiday Trend Report 2023, compiled by 3B1, 60 percent of us prefer a hotel over an Airbnb when we’re travelling.
Just 25 percent of Corkonian holidaymakers chose Airbnb stays, while 15 percent enjoyed spending time on campsites. Most of the people surveyed were planning a trip to Spain next (30 per cent), with Portugal and France second and third in popularity.
The period between July and September is still our favourite time of year to escape for a break, with 62 percent of respondents heading off during that period.
The majority of us (82 percent) are now booking all our travel and accommodation ourselves with just eight percent using local travel agencies and the average spend per person is between €500 and €1,000.
Meanwhile, back on Leeside, the top locally recommended holiday spots in Cork are Kinsale, the city, Clonakilty and Cobh.
“During the summer we took the streets and screens of Cork to ask people about their holiday habits.” said the 3B1 crew.
“After some wild storms and a few sunny scorchers, we wanted to find out what was important to people when booking a holiday, when finding a place to stay, and where they would be jetting off to next.”