FIRST TRAVEL DESTINATION – DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL?

Upon resuming travel, where is your First Most Likely Destination?

Close to 7 out of 10 travellers would choose domestic as their first destination upon resuming travel. Countries like KSA, South Korea and Taiwan see higher than average intent to travel international compared to other markets.

Travel recovery report Post Covid - Domestic vs International

Upon resuming travel, where is your First Most Likely Destination? Australia

6 out of 10 Australian travellers are likely to select a domestic destinations upon resuming travel. The top domestic destinations are Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Coast. For those who do opt for international travel, the main region of visit is South East Asia, while the top country to visit is that of closest proximity โ€“ New Zealand.

Travel recovery report Post Covid - Domestic vs International

Upon resuming travel, where is your First Most Likely Destination? Indonesia

Close to 8 out of 10 Indonesian travellers are likely to select a domestic destinations upon resuming travel. The top domestic destinations is Bali. For the handful that do opt for international travel, the main region of visit is South East Asia, while the top country to visit is that Singapore.

Travel recovery report Post Covid - Domestic vs International

Upon resuming travel, where is your First Most Likely Destination? KSA

While the majority of Saudi Arabian travelers prefer a domestic destination upon resuming travel, KSA is one of the countries that have higher than average mentions of international travel. Mecca, Riyadh and Jeddah are the top 3 choices for domestic. Among those who look to international travel, most look to Middle East region โ€“ namely neighboring countries such as Egypt and UAE as top destinations.

Travel recovery report Post Covid - Domestic vs International

Upon resuming travel, where is your First Most Likely Destination? South Korea

While the majority of South Korean travelers prefer a domestic destination upon resuming travel, it is also one of the countries that have higher than average mentions of international travel. Not surprisingly Jeju continues to be a top domestic destination. Among those who look to international travel, most look to SEA region. Top international destinations are Vietnam, Australia and Thailand.

Travel recovery report Post Covid - Domestic vs International

Upon resuming travel, where is your First Most Likely Destination? Taiwan

Taiwanese travellers are the most optimistic bunch among the countries surveyed, with half mentioning international travel as their first destination upon resuming travels. Taiwanese seem to have a strong preference when it comes to their vacation destinations. Hualien tops other domestic destinations, while Japan tops the international destination category.

Travel recovery report Post Covid - Domestic vs International

Upon resuming travel, where is your First Most Likely Destination? Thailand

The Thai travelers are probably the most conservative amongst the countries surveyed, with close to 8 out of 10 selecting domestic their first destination. Perhaps another reason is that the country has many attractive domestic destinations to choose from, this is seen in their choice where Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Phuket and Hua Hin are seen to have their own group of followers. Amongst the handful of who choose international travel, East Asia is the top region, where Japan is their top choice.

Travel recovery report Post Covid - Domestic vs International

Upon resuming travel, where is your First Most Likely Destination? Vietnam

Similarly to the Thais, majority of Vietnamese travelers choose domestic over international, with top domestic spots such as Danang and Dalat. For those who do choose international, roaming within the region of South East Asia is the top choice with Thailand, Singapore and Japan as top international destinations.

Travel recovery report Post Covid - Domestic vs International

Upon resuming travel, where is your First Most Likely Destination? USA

Majority of American travelers choose domestic destination upon resuming travel. Due to the vast available destinations in US, apart from top favorites New York, Orlando, LA and Vegas, other US cities also have high mentions. For the handful that indicated international travel, Europe is their top region to go to.

Travel recovery report Post Covid - Domestic vs International