Sumary of ‘Catch-up’ travellers predicted for 2022:
- Half the British public say holidays are more important to them than before the coronavirus pandemic – and a similar proportion (46 per cent) plan to spend more on their trips.
- But the survey, conducted by Abta, the travel association, also reveals that slightly fewer UK citizens – 61 per cent – intend to go abroad than the 64 per cent who went away in 2019. In the past year, only one in six (16 per cent) of British people have been abroad.
- Booking trends from Abta members, including Jet2 Holidays and Tui, suggest a significant number of people are trading up.
- The association says holidaymakers are “upgrading from a three to a four-star hotel, extending their stay from 10 to 14 nights or opting for a more expensive destination altogether”.
- “But, after a turbulent couple of years, and assuming there are no unexpected developments to come with coronavirus, the signs are that an increasing number of people will be taking a long overdue overseas holiday next year.