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Despite the continued coronavirus pandemic, people around the globe are excited to travel this yr, in accordance with a latest survey.
On Wednesday, Tripadvisor published its “Travel in 2022” predictions report, based on Tripadvisor’s own search data and surveys conducted in partnership with Ipsos MORI in five global markets including the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, Australia and Japan.
Tripadvisor also compared its 2022 predictions with 2019 and located that planned travel in 2022 exceeds actual travel in 2019.
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“Despite latest variants of COVID-19, consumers across the globe still wish to travel and explore,” Kanika Soni, Tripadvisor’s chief business officer said in a press release. “Travelers are quickly adapting to local public health conditions, with cleanliness and safety remaining necessary aspects of their planning.”
Tripadvisor recently revealed its travel predictions for 2022, based on surveys and its own search data. (iStock)
In its report, Tripadvisor found that 71% of Americans are planning to travel for leisure in 2022, which is up 8% in comparison with 2019.
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Americans are also planning to spend 29% more on their trips this yr in comparison with 2019, in accordance with Tripadvisor’s search data.
Of the Americans surveyed by Ipsos MORI who traveled in 2019, 29% said “it’s more necessary now than before the pandemic to splurge on a giant trip,” the Tripadvisor press release said.
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Tripadvisor also found that around the globe, domestic trips are the preferred alternative for travelers this yr.
Holiday travelers push their luggage inside Miami International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
Of the American respondents, 68% said they plan to travel somewhere within the U.S., while 29% said they plan to travel overseas.
Forty-one percent of American respondents also said that planning a visit to somewhere they’ve never been before is more necessary to them now than it was after they traveled in 2019.
Meanwhile, 75% of American respondents said they think it is important to “see latest places” after they’re planning their travel for 2022, the survey found.
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Tripadvisor also found that across all five global markets, respondents’ top reasons for traveling in 2022 included getting “immersive by seeing latest places, having latest experiences and learning about history and culture of the places visited,” the press release said.
In response to Tripadvisor, the highest reasons for people to travel this yr include being immersed in latest places, having latest experiences and learning about history and culture. (iStock)
Amongst American respondents to the survey, 34% said it is important for them to be immersed in “authentic local experiences,” while 30% said it is important for them to “pack as many activities” into their trips, the press release said.
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The coronavirus pandemic will proceed to influence how people travel, in accordance with Tripadvisor’s report.
Amongst American respondents, 70% said that cleanliness is a crucial factor when considering different hospitality businesses while traveling, even once coronavirus cases drop, the press release said.
In all five surveyed markets, including the U.S., Tripadvisor found that about 70% of respondents said that travelers are considering locations with low COVID-19 case numbers while selecting their trips.