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Finder’s Travel Index

22% of Canadians plan to travel in the next three months.

Countries are still restricting movements a year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, with some borders closed and airlines running reduced schedules. Finder originally ran this survey in 19 countries, so far surveying 171,884 people to find out how the restrictions affect residents’ plans to travel domestically or internationally in the following months. From June going forward, the survey is only looking at travel sentiment in 12 of those countries.

Interest in travel among Canadians is on the rise compared to last month. Finder’s August Travel Index reveals that 22% of Canadians say they plan to travel in the next three months, up from 18% in the July survey.

Domestic

Interest in domestic travel is flat month on month, with Canadians planning a vacation in the coming three months at 14% for both the July and August surveys.

International

In August, 10% of Canadian adults said they have plans to travel abroad in the coming three months, up from 5% when asked in July.

More Canadian men than women plan to travel

More men than women say they plan to travel in the coming three months, with 23% of men saying they’re planning a trip compared to 21% of women.

Men domestic travel

Women domestic travel

Men international travel

Women international travel

How the rest of the world compares to Canada

Following the August survey, 35% of Filipinos surveyed say they will travel either domestically or internationally in the coming September, October or November. This percentage is down from 43% in the July survey. When asked in June that number was 36% of Filipinos saying they had travel plans.

Many Malaysians also have an appetite for travel, with 34% saying they have travel plans in the coming three months. When asked in July, 30% said they were travelling in the coming three months and 33% when asked in June.

A great number of Indians are also planning a trip in the coming three months, with 34% saying they plan to travel in the coming three months in August, compared to 38% in July and 34% in June.

At the other end of the spectrum are Australians who have the lowest number of people planning trips, with only 16% planning travel in the coming three months, following 15% in July and 18% in June.

% 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 the Philippines (41%), with the highest percentage of women booking travel coming from Malaysia (32%).

Domestic travel in the next three months

Many Indians have plans to see their homeland, with 25% of residents saying they plan to travel in the coming three months following the August survey, down from the 28% who said the same in our July survey.

Planning a trip too far ahead of time may be a thing of the past. In the majority of countries, plans for travel is at its highest in the month immediately following the survey.

International travel in the next three months

Irish people lead the way as far as international travel is concerned, with 17% saying they plan to travel abroad, followed by Malaysians (15%) and Hong Kongers (14%).

International travel still lags across the board with most countries with only an average of 11% planning trips abroad compared to an average of 17% saying they’ll travel domestically.

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