Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, people around the world are excited to travel this year, according to a new survey.
On Wednesday, Tripadvisor released its 2022 Travel Forecast Report, based on Tripadvisor’s proprietary search data and surveys conducted in partnership with Ipsos MORI in five global markets, including the US, UK, Singapore, Australia and Japan.
Tripadvisor also compared its predictions for 2022 with 2019 and found that planned trips in 2022 exceed actual trips in 2019.
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“Despite new strains of COVID-19, consumers around the world still want to travel and explore,” said Kanika Soni, Tripadvisor’s Chief Commercial Officer in a press release. “Travelers are quickly adapting to local public health conditions, with cleanliness and safety remaining important factors in their planning.”
In its report, Tripadvisor found that 71% of Americans plan to travel for pleasure in 2022, an 8% increase from 2019.
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Americans also plan to spend 29% more on their travel this year compared to 2019, according to Tripadvisor search data. Tripadvisor discovered that Americans
Of Americans surveyed by Ipsos MORI who traveled in 2019, 29% said that “spending a big trip is more important now than before the pandemic,” according to the Tripadviros press release.
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Tripadvisor also found that domestic travel around the world is the most popular choice for travelers this year.
Of US respondents, 68% said they plan to travel somewhere in the US, while 29% said they plan to travel abroad.
Forty-one percent of US respondents also said planning a trip to a place they’ve never been before is more important to them now than when they traveled in 2019.
Meanwhile, 75% of US respondents said it’s important to them to “see new places” when planning their trip for 2022, the survey found.
Tripadvisor also found that the top reasons for respondents to travel in all five global markets in 2022 was to “go along by seeing new places, experiencing new things, and learning about the history and culture of the people they visited.” place,” the press release said.
Of US respondents to the survey, 34% said it’s important for them to be immersed in “authentic local experiences,” while 30% said it’s important for them to “pack as much activity as possible” on their travels, the press release said.
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According to Tripadvisor’s report, the coronavirus pandemic will continue to affect the way people travel.
Of US respondents, 70% said cleanliness is an important factor when considering various hospitality businesses when traveling, even as the number of coronavirus cases has declined, the press release said.
Across all five markets surveyed, including the US, Tripadvisor found that about 70% of respondents said travelers consider locations with a low number of COVID-19 cases when choosing their trips.