Inaugural study from Skyscanner reveals the most wallet-friendly getaways for second half of 2017 in many Oceania destinations and other Asia destinations
Great news for Singaporeans, flights to many Oceania destinations are cheaper than they were a year ago. The Skyscanner Singapore Travel Report looked at changes in the average ticket prices of flights to more than one hundred of Singaporeans’ most popular destinations*.
‘Price-drop’ destinations to look out for
Continent Winner: Oceania
Whilst the average flight prices to most of Singaporean’s favourite destinations have increased year-on-year, Oceania appears otherwise. The average flight prices to eleven Oceania destinations are cheaper than they were in 2016. In particular, the average ticket price of flights to Cairns is now 28% cheaper than it was last year and flights to Christchurch are 15% lower.
City Winner and Runner-up: Osaka and Shanghai
Asian destinations also made the ‘price drop’ list. The report found that the average price of flights to Osaka are 65% cheaper. In addition, flights to Shanghai are down 44% on last year’s prices. This is a good time to for Singaporeans to bag a bargain to these hot spots.
8 Destinations with the greatest price drop 2016-2017
1. Osaka, Japan, -65%
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2. Shanghai, China, -44%
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3. Cairns, Australia, -28%
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4. Nadi, Fiji, -22%
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5. Christchurch, New Zealand, -15%
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6. Adelaide, Australia, -11%
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7. Hobart, Australia, -11%
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8. Gold Coast, Australia, -8%
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Most affordable points of entry to each continent
The Skyscanner Singapore Travel Report also revealed the cheapest destinations to fly to on each continent, based on average ticket prices in the first five months of this year:
EMEA: The report reveals that the German capital, Berlin, is typically the cheapest entry point to Europe. On average, Singaporean travellers save S$400 if they choose Berlin over London. Average ticket prices to Paris, Barcelona and Madrid are also significantly cheaper (around S$250 less) than a return ticket to the UK capital.
Oceania: Darwin emerged as the most affordable destination for Singaporeans to fly to in Oceania, around S$170 cheaper than more visited counterparts Melbourne and Sydney.
For more information on Singapore travel trends, visit www.skyscanner.com.sg/press-releases/skyscanner-singapore-travel-report-2017
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*All price data is based on average ticket prices of all journey types from Singapore, based on one adult traveling, and based on searches and bookings made between 1 January 2017 and 31 May 2017
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