As international borders reopen after nearly two years, a third of Australians are looking to make up for lost time by planning a longer, more expensive holiday than usual with an itinerary that encompasses multiple destinations, according to a new report by Celebrity Cruises.
Commissioned by the cruising company’s Australia and New Zealand division, the nationwide report revealed that 72 per cent of Australians plan to travel overseas once it is safe to do so, with Europe, particularly the Mediterranean, a top destination.
Out of the 1000 adults who took part in the survey, nearly half (45 per cent) say travel for leisure is their top priority in 2022, compared with swapping jobs (20 per cent), renovating (18 per cent) or moving/buying a house (17 per cent).
Discussing the findings of the report, Celebrity Cruises vice-president and managing director for Australia Tim Jones says it shows Australians’ appetite for international travel has returned with full force, with all-inclusive, multi-destination trips and luxury experiences trends expected to grow in 2022.
Dreaming big and ready to spend, the report found Australians are willing to spend an average of $8000 per person on their first big post-pandemic trip abroad.
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