The percentage of Australians who intend their next holiday to be domestic has fallen to 56% for the three months to September 2011, down from 58% for the three months to September 2010.
Intention to go overseas on the next holiday is at 8% for the September 2011 quarter, unchanged from the September 2010 quarter.
Intention to take a holiday in the next 12 months
Source: Roy Morgan Single Source (July 2006 – September 2011, average sample per quarter n=5,052). N.B. A small percentage of holiday intenders cannot nominate where they will be going on their next holiday. As a result, the percentages shown as intending to go overseas or domestic on their next holiday do not add to the total intenders.
Jane Ianniello, International Director of Tourism, Travel & Leisure, Roy Morgan Research, says:
“Our Roy Morgan Holiday Tracking Survey shows that holiday intention has fallen over the past year and that domestic destinations are the most affected. Those Australians who are still choosing to take a holiday are spending less on average than one year ago. This reluctance to take a holiday is not surprising given the ongoing instability of the European economy and widespread concern about the possibility of another global financial crisis.
"For both overseas and domestic intenders, the Internet is the most useful media for selecting travel or accommodation.”
Holiday Intender’s Media Most Useful in Selecting Travel or Accommodation
Roy Morgan Single Source (Australia): January 2011 – June 2011. Sample: Intend to take a holiday in the next 12 months. In the 6 Months to June 2011, n=5,556.
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