The most uncertain question is when travel will resume, either abroad or domestically. Some are craving to spending a day soaking up the sunshine and relaxing to the sound of the waves. Others are missing that feeling of skiing down a slope in Japan.
We wanted to know when you would feel safe to travel again:
After being in lockdown for most of 2020, we were very eager to see what type of holiday you’re most looking forward to. We hear you loud and clear! A massive 60% of you are wanting a beach getaway more than ever. And outdoorsy, nature orientated getaway will clearly be favoured over cultural or discovery ones this year.
The 4 most popular holidays for when travel resumes are:
1. Beach Holiday (62%)
2. Natural Holiday (25%)
3. Snow holiday (23%)
4. Cultural holiday (22%)
Also worth noting that 63% of you will take these holidays as an opportunity to enjoy time with your close family, 33% as a couple and 20% with friends.
No surprise there… The top destinations outside of Australia and New Zealand are still nearby destinations in Asia, especially Bali, Bintan Island and Phuket. Europe’s landscapes and cultures are also still something a lot of you want to experience.
No wonder that given the current context, Hygiene and Safety are topping the list. The Flexibility in your booking will also be a key deciding factor when choosing where you head off and with who. According to the results, these are the 4 most important factors you will look for when choosing your next holiday:
1. Hygiene and cleanliness (80%)
2. Safety of the destination (60%)
3. Flexibility in booking policies (54%)
4. Atmosphere and Friendliness of the staff (46%)
It appears that some of you want to make up for lost time by taking longer holidays and others will opt for several shorter holidays.
However, most of you won’t change the length of your stay on holidays (70%). Still, 23% of you plan to take longer holidays to make up for lost time and to discover local cultures.