Revels Apps Are Back from Oblivion
It seems the pandemic shows the first signs of weakness. People are tired of staying at home and want to explore the world — at least the surge in the travel app downloads partly proves it.
According to Sensor Tower — a research agency that specializes in the mobile market — the travel apps seem to enjoy a renaissance phase.
And they have digits to prove it: while Google confirms 24 million new installations, App Store discloses a staggering amount of 61 million travel apps being downloaded.
Previously, in Q2 of 2020, traveling apps — like Airbnb, HotelTonight, TripAdvisor, or LoungeBuddy — saw a dramatic decline of 56%, since everyone was forced to be an involuntary hikikomori of sorts.
The researchers note that this revival is majorly spanked by the availability of vaccines. A similar process can be observed in the US gambling industry, which recently broke the historical record of 2019 by bringing a $44 billion revenue, as mentioned by Forbes.
At the moment, we have a leading trifecta of traveling apps: Travelocity, Hopper, and Booking.com. They are closely followed by the likes of Skyscanner, which isn’t peaking but sees some steady recovery instead.
Apart from the apps, which invite you to see the wonders of deep Siberia or visit the Danube Carnival in Hungary, some other relevant applications are also on the rise.
For instance, e-bike sharing apps, such as Bird, are enjoying popularity this quarter. As for ride-sharing apps, like Uber or Lyft, their performance in the mobile segment is quite steady and nothing can damage them, it seems.
Corona Be Gone
It looks like the world is on a steady recovery dynamic, which is delightful. At the same time, the number of downloaded apps that allow ticket purchasing doesn’t affect the industry that much so far: American Airlines reports a 59% dip in profits.
One way or another, the planet is waking up from hibernation. Where would you like to travel after the pandemic is over? Let us know in the comments!