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Finder’s Travel Index

16% of Australians plan to travel in the next three months.

Travel was hit hard by the pandemic but as the pandemic begins to enter the rearview mirror, will there be an explosion of people wanting to travel? Finder’s Travel Index tracks travel sentiment in various countries, so far surveying 281,096 Internet users. The June 2022 results will be the last time that this index is run.

Travel sentiments in Australia

Interest in travel among Aussies is on the rise compared to last quarter. Finder’s May 2022 Travel Index reveals that 16.3% of Aussies say they plan to travel in the next three months, up from 15.6% in February 2022.

Domestic

Interest in domestic travel is falling compared to the previous survey, with Aussies planning a vacation in the coming three months going from 11.9% when asked during the February survey and now sits at 11.6% following the results of the May survey.

International

In May, 6% of Aussie adults said they have plans to travel abroad in the coming three months, up from 5% when asked in February.

More Aussie men than women plan to travel

More Aussie men than women say they plan to travel in the coming three months, with 23.1% of men saying they plan to travel compared to 13.4% of women.

Men domestic travel

Women domestic travel

Men international travel

Women international travel

How the rest of the world compares to Australia

The results from the survey conducted in May 2022 show that 44.5% of Indians surveyed said they will travel either domestically or internationally in June, July or August. This is down from the 46.1% who said they had travel plans in the three months (March, April and May) following the February 2022 survey. When asked in November 2021, 38.8% of Indians said they had travel plans.

Singaporeans also have an appetite for travel, with 42% saying they have travel plans in the coming three months. When asked in February, 40.1% said they were travelling in the coming three months and 31.2% when asked in November.

A great number of Irish people are also planning a trip in the coming three months, with 32.3% saying they plan to travel in the coming three months, compared to 28.2% in February and 33.7% in November.

At the other end of the spectrum are Australians who have the lowest number of people planning trips, with only 16.3% planning travel in the coming June, July or August, following 15.6% in February and 20.5% in November.

% 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 is in India (49.8%), with the highest percentage of women booking travel also in India (36.3%).

Domestic travel in the next three months

Many Indians have plans to see their homeland, with 33.9% of residents saying they plan to travel in the coming three months following the February 2022 survey, down from the 36.2% who said the same in our February survey.

Domestic travel is the top choice for respondents in all countries, with the exception of Ireland where 16% of those surveyed said they had upcoming domestic travel plans compared to 21% heading abroad.

International travel in the next three months

Irish people lead the way as far as international travel is concerned, with 21.3% saying they plan to travel abroad, followed by Singaporeans (19.1%) and Indians (16.7%).

International travel still lags across the board with most countries with only an average of 11.4% planning trips abroad compared to an average of 18.6% saying they'll be travelling domestically.

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Richard Laycock

Richard Laycock is Finder’s insights editor after spending the last five years writing and editing articles about insurance. His musings can be found across the web including on MoneyMag, Yahoo Finance and Travel Weekly. Richard studied Media at Macquarie University and The Missouri School of Journalism and has a Tier 1 Certification in General Advice for Life Insurance. See full profile

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