UAE travelers traveling and spending more on trips

A growing number of UAE residents expect to travel in the coming period and spend more money on their vacation

Aug 31, 2023

As per a study conducted by Simon-Kucher, a prominent global consulting firm, there is a noticeable rise in the intention of UAE residents to embark on travels in the year 2023, with a notable 88% planning such trips compared to the 79% recorded in 2022. This percentage notably surpasses the global average. The survey encompassed a diverse group of participants, exceeding 5,000 individuals from countries including the UAE, UK, US, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Spain.

Key takeaways

  • The UAE respondents have expressed their willingness to allocate a larger portion of their finances to their travel plans, showing an average increase of 8% in comparison to the previous year. While an impressive 72% of UAE residents indicated their intention to augment their travel expenditure, the corresponding average for other nations was lower, at 58%.
  • Furthermore, the survey's findings demonstrate that a substantial 54% of UAE travelers opted to secure their travel arrangements well in advance, marking a significant uptick from the preceding year and surpassing the global average.
  • Interestingly, a majority of UAE travelers have chosen to take charge of their trip planning, bypassing the assistance of travel agents. The respondents predominantly cited the appeal of the autonomy associated with personal trip planning, along with a distaste for the limitations often tied to pre-arranged, all-inclusive-style vacations.

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