Is there a connection between booking lead time and country origin or destination?

As a matter of fact, there is. 

We dug through the data so that you don’t have to, in order to find what trends there were between various origin countries, destination countries, and the lead time of these travelers and when they book their rides.

So, what did we find in our research?

Travelers typically book at least 20 days in advance
before going to:

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Honduras

Honduras

Greece

Tanzania

Tanzania

Spain

Spain

India

India

Italy

Italy

China

China

Peru

Peru

The Philippines

The Philippines

Travelers typically book at least 9 days in advance before going to:

Myanmar

Myanmar

Vietnam

Vietnam

Chile

Chile

Cambodia

Cambodia

Mexico

Mexico

What about traveling to Sri Lanka?

In Sri Lanka,
you need to book your transport in advance

Taking a train in Sri Lanka is incredibly convenient and inexpensive. It’s worth remembering though that the government requires booking at least 30 days before your departure date!

People from these countries typically book 2 days in advance:

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom

Australia

Australia

Germany

Germany

Canada

Canada

The Netherlands

Switzerland

Switzerland

Denmark

Denmark

Sweden

Finland

Finland

Belgium

Belgium

People from these countries typically book 20 days in advance:

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Guatemala

El Salvador

El Salvador

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Argentina

Argentina

The world deviates into two types of travelers:

The planner who wants to be in control

Who is the planner? This is someone who wants to be in as much control of their trip as possible. They want to know as many details as possible in order to make their trip as low-risk as possible. They want to be prepared for their adventures.

These types of travelers like reading detailed accounts of your personal experiences; what was hard for you, where you found that a bit more info would have helped you while you were traveling, etc. Their main goal is to reduce risk. You have the ability to prepare them for what they are likely going to experience, with a list of tools that they can save and go back to when needed.

What tools work best for “the planner”?:

The spontaneous traveler looking for fun

Who is the spontaneous traveler? This person is someone who won’t read as much as the planner will. They’ll do a bit of browsing shortly before they jet off, typically exploring social media to look for the best and most interesting spots to travel to.

The spontaneous traveler doesn’t mind surprises, enjoys the excitement of travel and is looking for the most interesting, and often unique, things to do. They plan less because they are more “in the moment”.

What tools work best for “the spontaneous traveler”?:

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