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Finder’s Travel Index
Roughly 32% of Malaysians planning travel in the coming three months.
Travel was hit hard by the pandemic but as the pandemic begins to enter the rearview mirror, will there be an explosion of people wanting to travel? Finder’s Travel Index tracks travel sentiment in various countries, so far surveying 281,096 Internet users. The June 2022 results will be the last time that this index is run.
Travel sentiments in Malaysia
Interest in travel among Malaysians is falling compared to last quarter. Finder’s May 2022 Travel Index reveals that 30.6% of Malaysians say they plan to travel in the next three months, down from 32% in February 2022.
Interest in domestic travel is falling compared to the previous survey, with Malaysians planning a vacation in the coming three months going from 24% when asked during the February survey and now sits at 22.6% following the results of the May survey.
In May, 12.6% of Malaysian adults said they have plans to travel abroad in the coming three months, down from 13.6% when asked in February.
More Malaysian men than women plan to travel
More Malaysian men than women say they plan to travel in the coming three months, with 33.6% of men saying they plan to travel compared to 27.6% of women.
Men domestic travel
Women domestic travel
Men international travel
Women international travel
How the rest of the world compares to Malaysia
The results from the survey conducted in May 2022 show that 44.5% of Indians surveyed said they will travel either domestically or internationally in June, July or August. This is down from the 46.1% who said they had travel plans in the three months (March, April and May) following the February 2022 survey. When asked in November 2021, 38.8% of Indians said they had travel plans.
Singaporeans also have an appetite for travel, with 42% saying they have travel plans in the coming three months. When asked in February, 40.1% said they were travelling in the coming three months and 31.2% when asked in November.
A great number of Irish people are also planning a trip in the coming three months, with 32.3% saying they plan to travel in the coming three months, compared to 28.2% in February and 33.7% in November.
At the other end of the spectrum are Australians who have the lowest number of people planning trips, with only 16.3% planning travel in the coming June, July or August, following 15.6% in February and 20.5% in November.
% 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 India (49.8%), with the highest percentage of women booking travel also in India (36.3%).
Domestic travel in the next three months
Many Indians have plans to see their homeland, with 33.9% of residents saying they plan to travel in the coming three months following the February 2022 survey, down from the 36.2% who said the same in our February survey.
Domestic travel is the top choice for respondents in all countries, with the exception of Ireland where 16% of those surveyed said they had upcoming domestic travel plans compared to 21% heading abroad.
International travel in the next three months
Irish people lead the way as far as international travel is concerned, with 21.3% saying they plan to travel abroad, followed by Singaporeans (19.1%) and Indians (16.7%).
International travel still lags across the board with most countries with only an average of 11.4% planning trips abroad compared to an average of 18.6% saying they'll be travelling domestically.