New statistics from Trip.com, a leading provider of online travel services, highlight that the number of customers using its overseas car rental services will have grown 200% year-on-year by the end of the forthcoming winter holiday season.
According to the data, the most popular destinations for overseas car rentals on the platform were Australia and the US, followed by Thailand, the UK, New Zealand and South Korea. In addition to typical tourist hotspots, more niche destinations such as Hobart and Launceston have experienced growth in car rentals, indicative of a rise in the popularity of travel off the beaten track.
Most users of overseas car rentals were from the US, Australia, the UK and across Asia. According to the analytics, the majority of users preferred to schedule their winter getaways well in advance, with the average booking being made around 70 days prior to travel, and some users even booking up to one year in advance.
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