Skyscanner reports rapid growth in emerging markets

Skyscanner has reported three-fold growth in Russia and a 70% uplift in year on year revenue. The company reported it is seeing marked international growth from Italy, Russia, Spain and France.

Dmitry Konovalov, Skyscanner’s country manager for Russia said the travel industry in Russia is still in its infancy but it is growing as more Russians book online without a travel agent.

While the UK remains an important market, Skyscanner said 73% of its total online visitors are international users. “Over the last year we have seen excellent growth in overseas markets,” said Skyscanner chief executive Gareth Williams.

“This is a key strategic goal.  Many companies find that internationalisation is very difficult in online travel, so when we started Skyscanner we set out to make sure the site performs well at a global level from the outset – building comprehensive flight coverage in all European markets as well as solving the language and currency issues.”

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