Travel Will Never Be The Same Again
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GAFFL connects solo travelers with similar itineraries to explore destinations together. Whether you are backpacking in Asia, road tripping in Australia, or exploring national parks in the US, simply type the destination you are traveling to, find travelers who are going there at the same time as you, connect with them, plan trips, meet, and travel together.

29th Jan | 1 min read

With the rise of remote work and zoom meetings, business travel has taken a hit and might not come back anytime soon. As more businesses adopt a flexible work-from-home structure, it opens up new doors for leisure travel.

A more flexible world means we can travel to more places more often, and if we do travel, we can stay longer because we aren't tied to any offices. This is already causing a revolution in the way we travel!

This is a trend we've noticed on GAFFL. More and more users are embarking on longer trips and looking to find companions to share the costs of a long-term stay.

According to Brian Chesky, stays of more than a month were already Airbnb's fastest growing market in 2019, and the pandemic has accelerated that growth significantly.

Currently, 20% of their stays are for more than a month, and 50% are for more than a week; he expects this number to grow.

If you're someone who's looking to do a long-term stay and work remotely, be sure to check out our collection of 500,000+ stays. You can also save up to 60% extra on stays with GAFFL unlimited

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International Travel Is Making a Comeback

Domestic travel and rural travel increased significantly during the pandemic. However, as we noted last week, several borders are loosening their restrictions, and recent data shows that this has resulted in an increase in cross-border travel.

In fact, when President Biden announced on October 15 that borders would reopen on November 8th, cross-border bookings into the United States increased 44 percent in one week for Airbnb.

Since the announcement, GAFFL has seen dozens of new trips begin in the United States, which you can browse through below.

It is also expected that Thanksgiving air travel will exceed pre-pandemic levels this year. This year's Thanksgiving holiday bookings in the United States are 78 percent higher than this point in 2020, and 3.2 percent higher than bookings in 2019.

After more than a year of not being able to see family and friends, it appears that travelers are finally regaining a sense of normalcy.

Happy Travels Everyone!

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