WTTC and Journey.com Group international traveller report reveals shift in direction of sustainable journey

Travellers set to splurge on worldwide journey this yr “Demand for journey is now stronger…

WTTC and Journey.com Group international traveller report reveals shift in direction of sustainable journey

Travellers set to splurge on worldwide journey this yr

“Demand for journey is now stronger than ever” says WTTC President & CEO Julia Simpson

MADRID, Jan. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — A serious new report by World Journey & Tourism Council (WTTC) and Journey.com Group, along with Deloitte, reveals a heightened urge for food for sustainable tourism amongst shoppers, with 69% of travellers actively in search of sustainable journey choices1.

On this follow-up report, WTTC joined forces once more with main international journey service supplier, Journey.com Group and its main client manufacturers Journey.com, Ctrip and Skyscanner, with extra information sourced from Deloitte, to analyse the traits that formed the Journey & Tourism sector final yr and can proceed to take action over 2023.

The report, “A world in movement: shifting client journey traits in 2022 and past”, exhibits that sustainability is a key factor of the journey agenda, with travellers keen to cut back their carbon footprint and help sustainable tourism.

Based on a survey included within the report, three quarters of travellers are contemplating travelling extra sustainably sooner or later1 and almost 60% have chosen extra sustainable journey choices within the final couple of years1.

One other survey additionally discovered that round three quarters of high-end travellers are prepared to pay further to make their journeys extra sustainable2.

Final yr, following greater than two years of journey disruption, travellers made clear their wanderlust could be very a lot alive, with a 109% enhance of worldwide in a single day arrivals, in comparison with 2021.

Based on the report, final yr shoppers have been prepared to stretch their finances for his or her vacation plans, with 86% of travellers planning on spending the identical quantity or extra on worldwide journey than in 20193, with U.S. vacationers main the listing as massive spenders4.

However 2023 is wanting even higher by way of travellers’ spend. Regardless of issues about inflation and the cost-of-living disaster world wide, almost a 3rd (31%) of travellers mentioned they intend to spend extra on worldwide journey this yr than in 20223.

Moreover, in response to Deloitte’s ‘International State of the Client Tracker’, final yr greater than half (53%) of world shoppers surveyed through the summer time mentioned they plan to remain in a resort over the next three months4.

Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO, mentioned: “The demand for journey is now stronger than ever and our report exhibits that this yr we are going to see a big bounce again. 2023 is ready to be a really sturdy yr for Journey & Tourism.

“Sustainability is prime of travellers’ agenda, and shoppers spotlight the worth they placed on defending nature and travelling responsibly.”

Jane Solar, Journey.com Group CEO, mentioned: “Journey & Tourism is a strong pressure in driving the worldwide financial system, creating jobs, stimulating financial development, and lifting communities out of poverty.

“The Asia-Pacific Area, with its quickly rising middle-class and dynamic economies, is well-positioned to capitalise on the expansion of the {industry} and take its place as a frontrunner within the international tourism financial system.

“I am optimistic concerning the optimistic momentum for the worldwide resumption and development of journey in 2023, primarily pushed by mainland Chinese language shoppers, which can assist speed up worldwide restoration and improvement.”

Scott Rosenberger, Deloitte International Transportation, Hospitality & Providers Sector Chief: “Journey is rebounding from the pandemic whereas innovating and assembly the calls for of extra trendy different travel-types, sustainable journey, luxurious journey, and far more.

“Even the rise in inflation-driven monetary issues isn’t slowing the tempo; extremely journey is being prioritized and versatile/distant work preparations are creating new alternatives. We’re actively partaking with our purchasers as they embrace these new traits and create memorable experiences for shoppers.”

Different findings revealed within the report embody:

  • 2022 solar and sea bundle vacation gross sales are estimated to be up 75% in comparison with the earlier yr5
  • Final yr through the summer time, worldwide arrivals in European solar and seashore locations have been simply 15% under 2019 ranges6
  • Based on WTTC’s current ‘Cities Financial Impression Analysis’, in 2022 visits to main cities are anticipated to see a 58% year-on-year enhance, lower than 14% under 2019 ranges
  • Luxurious holidays will show significantly common, with gross sales of luxurious resorts anticipated to succeed in $92 billion by 2025 (in comparison with $76 billion in 2019)5
  • In a survey, almost 60% of travellers mentioned they have been both already paying to offset their carbon emissions or contemplating it if the worth was proper1

 To entry extra info and skim the report in full, please click on https://wttc.org/consumer-trends.

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Notes to editor:

1 Journey.com
2 Virtuoso
3 Skyscanner
4 Deloitte
5 Euromonitor
6 ForwardKeys

About WTTC

The Voice of Journey & Tourism.

WTTC promotes sustainable development for the Journey & Tourism sector, working with governments and worldwide establishments to create jobs, to drive exports and to generate prosperity. Council Members are the Chairs, Presidents and Chief Executives of the world’s main non-public sector Journey & Tourism companies.

For additional info, please go to: WTTC.org

About Journey.com Group

Journey.com Group is a number one international journey service supplier comprising of Journey.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, and Qunar. Throughout its platforms, Journey.com Group helps travellers world wide make knowledgeable and cost-effective bookings for journey services and products and permits companions to attach their choices with customers by the aggregation of complete travel-related content material and assets, and a complicated transaction platform consisting of apps, web sites and 24/7 customer support centres. Based in 1999 and listed on NASDAQ in 2003 and HKEX in 2021, Journey.com Group has change into one of many best-known journey teams on the earth, with the mission “to pursue the right journey for a greater world”. Discover out extra about Journey.com Group right here:group.journey.com.

About Deloitte

Deloitte supplies industry-leading audit and assurance, tax and authorized, consulting, monetary advisory, and threat advisory providers to almost 90% of the Fortune International 500® and hundreds of personal corporations. Our professionals ship measurable and lasting outcomes that assist reinforce public belief in capital markets, allow purchasers to rework and thrive, and paved the way towards a stronger financial system, a extra equitable society and a sustainable world. Constructing on its 175-plus yr historical past, Deloitte spans greater than 150 nations and territories.

Find out how Deloitte’s 415,000 individuals worldwide make an influence that issues at deloitte.com.

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WTTC and Journey.com Group international traveller report reveals shift in direction of sustainable journey