After enduring the world’s longest lockdown patiently, Filipinos are optimistic to get back to traveling again according to Agoda’s recent travel sentiment survey, with nearly half of the public citing they will dust off their suitcases and travel domestically within four months of restrictions lifting.  The “Next steps to travel” survey by Agoda, reveals that seven in ten Filipinos are optimistic that they will be able to travel domestically before the end of 2021, with 1 in 5 expecting unrestricted domestic travel. Nearly half, (47%) of people are anticipating the resumption of travel domestically with some travel restrictions/bubbles or corridors. 

Interestingly, one in ten Pinoys expect that travelling to international destinations freely will be possible before the year-end, while three in ten think that they will be able to travel internationally through travel bubbles and corridors before the end of 2021. Only 16% plan to put any domestic travel plans on hold until more of the population is vaccinated, with Gen-Z most likely to hold off any domestic travel, at 20%. 

Across the Philippines, optimism varies. 

  • People from Mindanao are most likely to think there will be no domestic travel at all 22%, compared to the market average of 17% 
  • One in two Pinoys from Luzon, think they can travel domestically by the end of 2021 with restrictions, and 28% for international travel with restrictions  

 

Up to 44% Pinoys intend to travel within the next four months 

With the easing of travel restrictions and rise in vaccination numbers, over a quarter (26%) of Filipinos will travel within the first month, with 8% determined to hit the road immediately, and 44% have intent to travel within four months of restrictions lifting. 

Page Break 

Family travel dominates post COVID travel plans  

Almost half Filipinos (48%) most looking forward to taking a trip with their immediate family (partner/children), and one in five looking forward to combining a trip their family and friends (their Barkada). Solo travel most appeals to an adventurous 14%, with Gen-Z most likely to travel solo. Women are most looking forward to traveling with their Barkada more than men, 23% versus 15% respectively. 

But while happy to travel with immediate family, absence hasn’t made the heart stronger for extended family, with only 4% of Pinoys are most looking forward to traveling with their extended families any time soon.  

  • Gen-Zers are the generation are most keen to travel solo. However, they are also the most likely generation to think there will be no travel at all (19% for domestic travel, 47% for international travel).  
  • Millennials are most looking forward to travel with their immediate family (56%). Half of the Millennials surveyed envisage that they will be able to travel domestically before the end of 2021 with some restrictions. 

 

“Filipinos are biting at the bit to travel again, after a year or so of lockdowns there is optimism that domestic travel will be restriction-free before the year’s end. 

“More than 44% of Pinoys want to travel within four months of restrictions easing, so we continue to innovate products to help make travel easier as Pinoys resume travel.  Filipinos can choose from pandemic-friendly travel options to cater to their every need, from GoLocal Tonight deals for spontaneous trips, HygienePlus for their safety needs, and Agoda Special Offer deals that include food and beverage, activities or entertainment value adds.” said Enric Casals, Regional Vice President, Southeast Asia and Oceania  

Was this article helpful?

%

%

Thanks for your feedback!

We're happy to hear that! Please tell us more.
Sorry about that. Could you tell us why?

Recommended reads

Agoda Partner Appreciation Night – Livestream

Agoda Partner Appreciation Night – Livestream

Agoda Partner Appreciation Night – Live ...

Thank you for joining us for industry insights from Agoda’s leaders! Missed it? Register below to get a copy of the livestream emailed to you.

Thank you for joining us for industry insights from Agoda’s leaders! Missed it? Register below to ...

Protected: Agoda Partner Appreciation Night – Livestream

Protected: Agoda Partner Appreciation Night – Livestream

Protected: Agoda Partner Appreciation Night & ...

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Agoda Manila hosts ‘Coffee Session’ for Growth Team

Agoda Manila hosts ‘Coffee Session’ for Growth Team

Agoda Manila hosts ‘Coffee Session̵ ...

Agoda Manila hosts 'Coffee Session' for Growth Team Partners

Agoda Manila hosts 'Coffee Session' for Growth Team Partners

Agoda launches the 3rd edition Eco Deals Program at the ASEAN Tourism – Forum

Agoda launches the 3rd edition Eco Deals Program at the ASEAN Tourism – Forum

Agoda launches the 3rd edition Eco Deals Prog ...

Agoda, the global digital travel platform, announced at the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) that it has broadened its collaboration with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), expanding its Eco Deals Program to support eight conservation projects across Southeast Asia.

Agoda, the global digital travel platform, announced at the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) that it has br ...

Agoda Manila hosts “Bites & Insights” for Partners

Agoda Manila hosts “Bites & Insights” for Partners

Agoda Manila hosts “Bites & Insigh ...

Partners feast on Bites & Insights in Manila

Partners feast on Bites & Insights in Manila

Agoda Partner Appreciation Night

Agoda Partner Appreciation Night

Agoda Partner Appreciation Night

Join us on 2 February from 18:00 (GMT+7) for industry insights from Agoda’s leaders.

Join us on 2 February from 18:00 (GMT+7) for industry insights from Agoda’s leaders.

Jet-set into 2024: Agoda shares travel ideas for a year of new discoveries!

Jet-set into 2024: Agoda shares travel ideas for a year of new discoveries!

Jet-set into 2024: Agoda shares travel ideas ...

As the new year begins, Thai travelers may find themselves curating their resolutions list, encompassing a wide range of aspirations from eating healthier and indulging in new experiences to reading more.

As the new year begins, Thai travelers may find themselves curating their resolutions list, encompas ...

Agoda unveils 2024 New Horizons list

Agoda unveils 2024 New Horizons list

Agoda unveils 2024 New Horizons list

Digital travel platform Agoda reveals its first ever “Philippines’ New Horizons,” a list of destinations that are fast growing in popularity. The list, which compares year-on-year search data, highlights emerging destinations that have seen significant growth in interest from both domestic and international travelers.  

Digital travel platform Agoda reveals its first ever “Philippines’ New Horizons,” a list of de ...