December 2016 is in the streets, so it is time to sum up the results of this year, and make plans for the next one. Which places travelers visited the most this year, which apartments were chosen by them, what’s new in Dobovo – read on.
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Where travelers go the most?
Let’s start from the most popular cities among the travelers in 2016. As in past years, Top 3 destinations have not changed, they are Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa. The percentage of other cities significantly increased: if in 2015 they held only 9%, this year the figure was 22%.
Guests from which countries mostly use Dobovo?
The structure of the travelers’ nationality has also changed – the main users of Dobovo are the Ukrainians, but in comparison to the last year this value decreased by 8% and amounted to 73%. Visitors from Great Britain were replaced by the Belarusians in the Top 5.
When people travel more often?
The peak months are still the summer months. September and October are not far behind. The most inactive month is traditionally January.
What kind of accommodation is searched on Dobovo.com?
More often guests choose the 1- and 2-bedroom apartments – their percentage is 50% and 32%, respectively. Less than 1% of the guests choose the 5-bedroom apartments.
For how long do guests book the accommodation?
According to statistics, one-day trips are the most popular (34%). Also, 21% of bookings are for 5 or more nights.
How much money guests are willing to pay for accomodation?
The most popular price range is in the lower middle segment – 480-1120 UAH, it was chosen in 37% of cases. The most expensive price range (more than 2240 UAH per night) takes the last place in this list – less than 2%.
The average cost of accomodation in Kyiv, Odesa and Lviv
If we talk about the average cost of accomodation in Top 3 cities (Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa), we can determine periods of high and low seasons for each of them.
The cost of accomodation in Kyiv reached its peak in December in the past two years. The most low-cost accomodation in the capital was in January – below 15% of average. If we talk about the dynamics of prices in 2015-2016, this year the price was above the average by 12%.
The peak periods in Odesa were in June-August. For example, in July the cost of accomodation exceeds the average by 35%. The best period to go to Odessa is in January and February. The average cost of accomodation in 2016 increased by 12%, but in November 2015 the figure was even higher by 8% than in 2016.
Trends 2016 in Lviv correspond to 2015: the high season is in December-January, when tourists come to celebrate Christmas and New Year holidays. Low season is in July, because this month a lot of people have a rest near the sea in Odessa. The cost of accomodation has risen by 13% in comparison to 2015.
Why do people travel?
The most common accomodations for rent on Dobovo.com are for recreation and domestic tourism – the amount of them is equal to 63%. Guests choose a daily rent for business trips in 26% cases, and 6% are for the romantic purposes.
Dobovo results in 2016
Dobovo figures in 2016 look like these:
We have added new service features and improved existing ones:
We would like to congratulate you with coming 2017 year. We wish you to be persistent, energetic and bold as a symbol of the year – The Fiery Red Rooster. Dobovo is waiting for you the following year in Kyiv at the Eurovision Song Contest, in Odessa during the beach season and in Lviv during New Year holidays!