Tatiana Rokou / 22nd March 2022
American Express Travel released its highly anticipated American Express Travel: 2022 Global Travel Trends Report which uncovers the latest trends shaping the industry backed by global survey data, American Express Travel proprietary booking data and by insights from travel experts.
Painting a bright state on the future of travel, American Express Travel discovered that spending on travel is outpacing pre-pandemic levels: 86% respondents expect to spend more or the same on travel in 2022 compared to a typical year before the pandemic.
Tourists want to travel more frequently- in fact, 62% of respondents plan on taking 2 - 4 trips in 2022 and 76% of respondents agree they plan to travel more with family in 2022 than they did in 2021.
As travel continues to recover this report looks at the motivations and considerations of travelers in Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, the UK and the US as well as emerging trends shaping travel.
Top themes discovered in the report include:
The Rise of Impact Travel
Jim Hepple is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aruba and is Managing Director of Tourism Analytics.