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Finder’s Travel Index

20.26% of Singaporeans 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 154,194 people to find out how the restrictions affect residents’ plans to travel 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.

Travel sentiments in Singapore

Interest for travel among Singaporeans is on the rise compared to last month. Finder’s July Travel Index reveals that 43.85% of Singaporeans say they plan to travel in the next three months, up from 20.26% in the June survey. Earlier this year, interest around travel was 22.40% in the May survey, 19.33% in April, 20.00% in March and 16.39% when asked in the February survey. .

Domestic

Interest in domestic travel is rising compared to the previous survey, with Singaporeans planning a vacation in the coming three months going from 12.18% when asked during the June survey and now sits at 33.63% following the results of the July survey.

International

In July, 20.54% of Singaporean adults said they have plans to travel abroad in the coming three months, up from 9.68% when asked in June.

More Singaporean men than women plan to travel

More men than women say they plan to travel in the coming three months, with 45.92% of men saying they’re planning a trip compared to 39.07% of women.

Men domestic travel

Women domestic travel

Men international travel

Women international travel

People aged 18-24 top travellers

People aged 18-24 are the age group most likely to be travelling in the coming three months, with 49.57% planning at least one trip.

Domestic travel

International travel

How the rest of the world compares to Singapore

Following the July survey, 43.85% of Singaporeans surveyed say they will travel either domestically or internationally in the coming August, September or October. This percentage is up from 20.26% in the June survey. When asked in May, 22.40% of Singaporeans said they had travel plans, with 19.33% saying the same in April, 20.00% in March and 16.39% in February.

Many Filipinos also have an appetite for travel, with 42.82% saying they have travel plans in the coming three months. When asked in June, 36.35% said they were travelling in the coming three months, 37.35% when asked in May, 38.58% in April, 35.27% in March and 38.77% when the survey ran in February.

A great number of Indians are also planning a trip in the coming three months, with 37.50% saying they plan to travel in the coming three months in July, compared to 34.37% in June, 36.65% in May, 41.15% in April, 37.81% in March and 36.85% in the February survey.

At the other end of the spectrum are Australians who have the lowest number of people planning trips, with only 14.87% planning travel in the coming three months, following 18.14%, 18.29%, 20.87%, 21.82% and 18.35% in the previous surveys respectively.

% 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 (47.74%), with the highest percentage of women booking travel are also in the Philippines (42.94%).

Domestic travel in the next three months

Many Singaporeans have plans to see their homeland, with 33.63% of residents saying they plan to travel in the coming three months following the July survey, up from the 12.18% who said the same in our June survey. Before that 13.23% said they would be travelling domestically in the May survey, 10.11% in April, 12.34% in March and 9.57% when asked in February.

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

Singaporeans lead the way as far as international travel is concerned, with 20.54% saying they plan to travel abroad, followed by Filipinos (17.30%) and Indians (14.69%).

Internation travel still lags across the board with most countries with only an average of 10.92% planning trips abroad compared to an average of 20.42% saying they’ll be travelling domestically.

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