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Finder’s Travel Index

27.1% 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 241,700 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.

Travel sentiments in Singapore

Interest in travel among Singaporeans is falling compared to last month. Finder’s December Travel Index reveals that 27.1% of Singaporeans say they plan to travel in the next three months, down from 31.2% in November.

Domestic

Interest in domestic travel is rising compared to the previous survey, with Singaporeans planning a vacation in the coming three months going from 13.5% when asked during the November survey and now sits at 15.1% following the results of the December survey.

International

In December, 14.1% of Singaporean adults said they have plans to travel abroad in the coming three months, down from 20.6% when asked in November.

More Singaporean men than women plan to travel

More Singaporean men than women say they plan to travel in the coming three months, with 31.6% of men saying they plan to travel compared to 19.9% of women.

Men domestic travel

Women domestic travel

Men international travel

Women international travel

How the rest of the world compares to Singapore

Following the December survey, 36.2% of Indians surveyed say they will travel either domestically or internationally in the coming January, February or March. This percentage is down from 38.8% in the November survey. When asked in October that number was 47.5% of Indians saying they had travel plans.

Many Malaysians also have an appetite for travel, with 35.4% saying they have travel plans in the coming three months. When asked in November, 37.8% said they were travelling in the coming three months and 35.7% when asked in October.

A great number of Filipinos are also planning a trip in the coming three months, with 34% saying they plan to travel in the coming three months in December, compared to 32.5% in November and 28.2% in October.

At the other end of the spectrum are Brits who have the lowest number of people planning trips, with only 16.2% planning travel in the coming three months, following 20.9% in November and 18.3% in October.

% 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 Malaysia (38.2%), with the highest percentage of women booking travel also in Malaysia (34.3%).

Domestic travel in the next three months

Many Indians have plans to see their homeland, with 26.1% of residents saying they plan to travel in the coming three months following the December survey, down from the 28.8% who said the same in our November 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

Singaporeans lead the way as far as international travel is concerned, with 14.1% saying they plan to travel abroad, followed by Indians (13.9%) and Malaysians (13.7%).
International travel still lags across the board with most countries with only an average of 10% planning trips abroad compared to an average of 17.4% saying they'll be travelling domestically.
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