The friday april 15 It will be the first business holiday of the year and many Chileans are preparing to enjoy this long weekend.
According to the data provided by the platform for buying and selling tickets, tour.clthe price of online tickets to travel within the national territory has increased by 300% compared to the same date last year.
“The high vaccination rate, the national control of the pandemic, and therefore, the relaxation of health restrictions, are the main factors that would explain the increase in interregional travel during this date compared to last year,” he said. Simon Narlico-founder of Viajar.cl, who adds that to a date closer to next weekend could even reach an increase of 600% compared to 2021.
According to the digital platform, Santiago remains the most demanded city on this date, followed by Temuco, Montt port, Concepcion and Valdivia as the most sought-after destinations in the southern zone.
On the other hand, in the north zone, it stands out Viña del Mar as the ninth most demanded destination, which unlike last year, It did not manage to be part of the top 10 most valued cities in this long weekend.
As a result of the pandemic, it is observed that people are increasingly preferring to buy their bus tickets online instead of in person, which, according to Narli, has been reflected in the increase in visits to both its online site and applications for Android and iOS.
“Although we have seen an increase in the online price of interregional travel, it is important that passengers continue to maintain security measures to avoid contagion, that is, continue with social distancing, frequent hand washing and use of a mask in closed spaces. ” Explain.
To ensure the health of users, intercity bus companies have improved their fleets and implemented safety and sanitation systems to prevent contagion inside the buses.
To know more details, you can inform yourself by entering www.recorrido.cl where each passenger will also be able to secure their seat according to their destination route, eliminating unnecessary contacts in the terminals.