New data on travel in 2022 show that not only are people waiting for their next vacation, but there are many things travel enthusiasts are trying to give up to make sure it happens. ..

according to American Express Travel: 2022 Global Travel Trends Report, Respondents conducted by Morning Consult for 2,000 travelers in the United States and 1,000 travelers in Japan, Australia, Mexico, India, United Kingdom and Canada between February 3 and February 11. 65% want to take a dream vacation rather than buying a new car. ..

Even though COVID-19 remains an important consideration, 74% of respondents said they were ready to book a 2022 trip, even if they canceled it.

TravelportIs a global technology company for travel suppliers around the world, conducting its own research through Toluna Research, with more than 2,000 respondents from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Singapore and United Arab Emirates. We conducted a survey on. The world is willing to give up on a trip for more than 6 months.

According to Travelport, 71% of respondents stopped concerts, 64% stopped buying clothes, 63% stopped spa treatments, 60% stopped going to the cinema, 53% stopped playing sports, 36. Percentages stop eating at the restaurant.

“Although more than two years have been a major challenge, the global travel industry has recovered more than 50% of its total activity by the end of 2021,” said Jen Catto, Travelport Chief Marketing Officer. ..

“If this trend continues along the same trajectory, it could reach an 85% recovery by the end of this year. The tired desire to travel is strong. Our latest findings make this clear. It emphasizes how much indulgence people are willing to sacrifice to travel again. “

American Express Travel: 2022 Global Travel Trend Report.

How long will people actually travel in 2022?

According to an American Express survey, 62% of respondents plan to travel two to four times in 2022, and 76% of respondents plan to travel with their families this year more than in 2021. I agree with you. Of the Canadian respondents, we plan to spend more time traveling with our families this year.

“We’re out of the pandemic, our values ​​are re-prioritized, and the time we spend with our loved ones is at the top of the list,” said Chris Gabaldon, Senior Vice President of Luxury Brands at Marriott International. ..

“Traditional family vacations have become multi-generational and include extended families as guests want to reconnect and re-engage. Throughout the hotel, families have new memories together. Because we want to make it, we need an educational and enjoyable experience for all age groups. “

That said, 49% of millennial travelers want to travel alone in 2022.

American Express Travel: 2022 Global Travel Trend Report.

American Express Travel: 2022 Global Travel Trend Report.

Dream vacation on the horizon

As expected from global deregulation, travel enthusiasts will have to stay for quite some time, so 2022 will be the year for travelers to take their dream vacation.

According to an American Express survey, 55% of respondents want to book a once-in-a-lifetime vacation this year. The index is high for younger age groups, up to 67% for millennials and 65% for GenZers.

According to the survey, 72% of respondents appreciated domestic travel destinations that are not well known by pandemics and agreed that travelers have become accustomed to spending vacations near their homes, among the world’s respondents. 72 people will spend more money on domestic travel.

Wherever travelers go, 78% of respondents want to “have a positive impact on the communities they visit.” This includes considering where to work on environmental sustainability efforts, dining and shopping in small businesses, visiting national parks, and experiencing. Participating in farmers’ markets and more outdoor activities.

Audrey Hendery, President of American Express Travel, said:

“For the future, travelers make decisions with purpose in mind. From understanding where money goes to finding time to connect with loved ones. We are what the future is. I’m looking forward to bringing you. “