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Travel Hacker Guide - Best of the UK Data Methodology

Unless otherwise indicated, we considered searches conducted on the KAYAK UK site for travel from the United Kingdom occurring for all forward-looking travel dates.

All flight searches are return economy flights, excluding price outliers based on certain criteria.

All weather data sourced from public sources on the internet. Travel restrictions and safety regulations are sourced from state government sites, tourism authorities, and departments of health.


Top Trending Destinations

To find the change in trend rank, search dates used were 01/04/2020 - 15/05/2020 compared to 15/02/2020 - 31/03/2020. Change in search share was accounted for and normalised in order to present accurate search results regardless of the search volume.

Flight destinations with the greatest month-over-month percent increase in searches of the top 200 most searched-for destinations.

Available flights: Imported from various providers and refreshed daily. Original routes are the routes which were scheduled before COVID-19 quarantine started.

Median Domestic Airfare: Based on KAYAK monthly airfare data, updated every 24 hours and compared to the same month for the year prior.

Median Hotel Rate Histogram: Based on KAYAK monthly hotel rate data, updated every 24 hours.


Top Trending Beach Destinations

To find the change in trend rank, search dates used were 01/04/2020 - 15/05/2020 compared to 15/02/2020 - 31/03/2020. Change in search share was accounted for and normalised in order to present accurate search results regardless of the search volume.

Flight destinations with the greatest month-over-month percent increase in searches of the top 200 most searched-for beach destinations.

Available flights: Imported from various providers and refreshed daily. Original routes are the routes which were scheduled before COVID-19 quarantine started.

Median Domestic Airfare: Based on KAYAK monthly airfare data, updated every 24 hours and compared to the same month for the year prior.

Median Hotel Rate Histogram: Based on KAYAK monthly hotel rate data, updated every 24 hours.


Top Alternative Destinations

Destinations considered had the highest number of hotels and lowest number of hotel searches with the constraint of the top 500 most searched hotel destinations.

Available flights: Imported from various providers and refreshed daily. Original routes are the routes which were scheduled before COVID-19 quarantine started.

Median Domestic Airfare: Based on KAYAK monthly airfare data, updated every 24 hours and compared to the same month for the year prior.

Median Hotel Rate Histogram: Based on KAYAK monthly hotel rate data, updated every 24 hours.


Top Long Weekend Road Trip Destinations

Top car hire origins with the greatest number of searches were considered as the origin destinations. Road trip destinations curated by KAYAK travel experts from each of the top 10 car hire origins.

Median car hire rate: Based on KAYAK monthly car hire data, updated every 24 hours and compared to the same month for the year prior.

Median Hotel Rate Histogram: Based on KAYAK monthly hotel rate data, updated every 24 hours.