- One in five plan on international travel in the next 12 months
- Domestic travel plans also on the rise
- The cost of city stays anticipated to spike
Aussies are setting their sights overseas as the end of an 18 month long international travel ban approaches in New South Wales with some other states likely not far behind.
Finder‘s Consumer Sentiment Tracker revealed that as of this month, more than one in five (21%) people are planning on travelling outside Australia in the coming year.
Just five months ago in June, this figure was 11%.
However, 43% of Aussies are planning to keep their travel adventures within Australia in the next 12 months, up from 36% in August.
Angus Kidman, a travel expert at Finder, warns prospective travellers that they should be prepared to pay big bucks for city stays.
He believes Airbnb hosts will be cashing in on the high demand and pushing up prices, especially over the summer.
“If you’re not willing to pay a motza for accommodation, consider a trip to a cheaper location. It’s a big country!”
Angus Kidman, Finder travel expert
“While Aussies are itching to travel again, you’ll get better value with a little forward planning,” he said.
Mr Kidman has suggested that waiting until after the summer holidays could be a cash saver.
“If you’re sitting on a stash of lockdown frequent flyer points, international flights are opening up in 2022, and redeeming your points for those is much better value than using them in other ways.”