Financial pressures shape Europeans’ travel plans

In order to minimize the effects of financial constraints, travelers are placing great importance on affordability while planning a holiday

Oct 31, 2023

According to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest report, ‘Monitoring Sentiment for Domestic and Intra-European Travel,’ 68% of surveyed Europeans plan to travel between October 2023 and March 2024. This represents a slight drop of 2% compared to the same period last year.

Key takeaways

  • Respondents from Spain and Italy are the most eager to travel, with 75% likely to take a trip before March 2024. Enthusiasm is also high among British and Polish survey respondents (both 73%);
  • The majority of European travelers are planning either a leisure trip (69%) or intend to visit family and friends (15%);
  • There is also a slight increase in business travel, with 8% planning to travel for work, marking a 3% rise compared to one year ago.

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