The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual summit is taking place in Saudi Arabia this year, and research findings have been released at this time.
According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, international travel is back to its highest level since the beginning of the global pandemic.
According to the most recent survey conducted by YouGov for WTTC, more than 63% of people intend to take a vacation abroad in the upcoming year.
About 26,000 people from 25 different locations were questioned for the global survey.
More than a quarter of consumers, or 27%, said they plan three or more trips abroad in the upcoming year, indicating that the return of international travel is not slowing down.
According to the survey, Australians are the ones who intend to spend the most money on travel the following year.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Australian government put in place some of the restrictions that lasted the longest, effectively preventing international travel for almost two years.
Travelers from Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines are among those who will spend the most money in 2023.
With more than 61% of respondents preferring destinations and travel brands that are more sustainable, more sustainable travel has finally moved to the top of holidaymakers’ concerns.
Nearly half of the respondents said they would only book travel through companies that care about society and the environment.
The findings of this global survey also demonstrate how consumers are giving more and more importance to sustainable travel.
The findings were made public as Saudi Arabia made final preparations to host the World Travel and Tourism Council’s annual global conference in Riyadh.
The three-day event, with the theme “Travel for a better future,” will bring together leaders in the travel and tourism industry, government officials, and speakers from around the world in the kingdom.
Each year, the event offers industry professionals the chance to coordinate their efforts in support of the sector’s recovery and the development of a world of travel that is safer, more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable in the future.
A worldwide travel boom is evident, according to this global poll. Travelers are preparing to set off on new adventures as we launch our Global Summit in Riyadh, which will bring together global tourism leaders and governments from across the world.