Finder’s Travel Index

15.6% of Australians plan to travel in the next three months.

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Countries are still restricting movements a year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, with some borders closed and airlines running reduced schedules. Finder originally ran this survey in 19 countries, so far surveying 207,106 people to find out how the restrictions affect residents’ plans to travel domestically or internationally in the following months. From June going forward, the survey is only looking at travel sentiment in 12 of those countries.

Travel sentiments in Australia

Interest in travel among Aussies is on the rise compared to last month. Finder's October Travel Index reveals that 15.6% of Australians say they plan to travel in the next three months, up from 14.5% in September.

Domestic

Interest in domestic travel is rising compared to the previous survey, with Australians planning a vacation in the coming three months going from 10.3% when asked during the September survey and now sits at 12.5% following the results of the October survey.

International

In October, 4.4% of Aussie adults said they have plans to travel abroad in the coming three months, down from 5.1% when asked in September.

More Aussie men than women plan to travel

More men than women say they plan to travel in the coming three months, with 18% of men saying they're planning a trip compared to 14% of women.

Men domestic travel

Women domestic travel

Men international travel

Women international travel

How the rest of the world compares to Australia

Following the October survey, 47% of Indians surveyed say they will travel either domestically or internationally in the coming November, December or January. This percentage is up from 36% in the September survey. When asked in August that number was 34% of Indians saying they had travel plans.

Many Malaysians also have an appetite for travel, with 36% saying they have travel plans in the coming three months. When asked in September, 34% said they have travel plans in the coming three months and 34% when asked in August.

A great number of Singaporeans are also planning a trip in the coming three months, with 31% saying they plan to travel in the coming three months in October, compared to 24% in September and 20% in August.

At the other end of the spectrum are Canadians who have the lowest number of people planning trips, with only 17% planning travel in the coming three months, following 22% in September and 18% in August.

% of men and women planning travel in the next three months

As far as the sexes go, the highest percentage of men planning travel in the coming three months are in India (50%), with the highest percentage of women booking travel also in India (39%).

Domestic travel in the next three months

Many Indians have plans to see their homeland, with 37% of residents saying they plan to travel in the coming three months following the October survey, up from the 27% who said the same in our August survey.

Planning a trip too far ahead of time may be a thing of the past. In the majority of countries, plans for travel is at its highest in the month immediately following the survey.

International travel in the next three months

Singaporeans lead the way as far as international travel is concerned, with 20% saying they plan to travel abroad, followed by Indians (17.9%) and Malaysians (14.3%).

International travel still lags across the board with most countries with only an average of 10% planning trips abroad compared to an average of 17% saying they'll travel domestically.

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