What you told us about travel

Trip.com
24 Aug 2021

With increasing vaccination rates across Australia, there is light at the end of the tunnel for travel to bounce back with vengeance! We surveyed our Trip.com customers to get your thoughts on the travel outlook and more.

Contents

Who you travel with
Why you travel
Where you book
How much you book
Why you book online
So where to next?

Who you travel with

When asked who people travel with, 41% stated that you travel with your partner, 22% travel solo, 20% travel with family, and 12% travel with a mate.

What you told us about travel

Not many of you travel in a group or with work colleagues at the moment, but we are all dreaming of not only leisure travel but even a cheeky business trip in the future!

Why you travel

Most of you travel for leisure, but also to be reunited with our friends and family that have been estranged to us over FTMF (Far-Too-Many-Facetimes).

What you told us about travel

Only 1% of you are not travelling at all, but hopefully still dreaming of hammocks under palm trees and sunset cocktails.

Where you book

With the increase usage of QR codes and the need to check-in to your local coffee shop, bar or Bunnings, you are becoming more comfortable with booking travel online with mobile devices.

What you told us about travel

Not only that, you are more keen to have your favourite travel providers app on your phone, because you've told us that it's easier to book, you get more perks, you always stay logged in, and it's more convenient.

What you told us about travel

How much you book

Overwhelmingly, 93% of you book all or most of your travel online from the safety of your homes in the comfort of your tracky dacks.

What you told us about travel

With airlines offering unlimited changes prior to travel and accommodation providers giving free cancellation on bookings, you are making the most of this new flexible travel world and booking online with piece of mind.

Why you book online

You like to make travel bookings on your own, with the benefit to change and manage your booking yourself at any time.

What you told us about travel

You say that it's easy to use online travel sites to book, it's faster and the prices are great!

So where to next?

82% of you are planning to go on a domestic trip within the next 6 months (can I hear an Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi oi oi!).

What you told us about travel

Only 1% of you are not planning on going anywhere ever again, but hopefully we can show you how awesome Australia is and convince you otherwise 😉

25% of you plan on heading overseas as soon as international borders open (along with us!). 28% are going to take more time packing and will head abroad within the first 6 months of borders opening, and the remaining 47% are going to get jealous watching us on their insta feeds and head over later on.

What you told us about travel

Travel is in our Aussie blood and we're not going to let a blip like a global pandemic get in our way of our need to see Australia and the world!