Tourism

STUDY: Almost half of Aussies are planning a domestic getaway in 2020

New research has found that 45 per cent of Australians plan on taking a domestic holiday this year, which is only a 22 per cent drop on those who intended to travel prior to the pandemic.

The research comes from Dynata’s Global Consumer Trends Reopening report, which surveyed people from 11 countries including Australia about how they are living their lives in a COVID-19 affected world.

According to the report, 67 per cent of Australians intended to holiday either domestically and internationally in 2020, with 21 per cent having already booked.

45 per cent of the Aussies surveyed said they would now holiday domestically, with 30 per cent saying they would only travel somewhere that is within driving distance.

However, 49 per cent said they will definitely not be holidaying in 2020 with only 11 per cent saying they will definitely travel.

In good news for international travel, 16 per cent said they are still planning to go abroad, just not to a country that has has a big problem with the pandemic. By comparison, 44 per cent of respondents from Singapore said they plan to travel abroad.

In terms of accommodation, the research showed 44 per cent of Australians would be comfortable staying in a hotel for business reasons following the pandemic and 34 per cent for leisure reasons.

Business travellers said they would be more comfortable if cleaning or sterilising equipment was made available in the room (39 per cent), they had access to cleaning records (35 per cent), strict social distancing was enforced in public areas (34 per cent) and they had the ability to pay for a room that had not been used in 72 hours (30 per cent).

Only 28 per cent of Aussies said they would not be comfortable using airlines immediately after the lifting of restrictions and 13 per cent said they would be completely comfortable.

Check out the full report HERE.


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