SINGAPORE, September 8, 2021: The latest trends report from Booking.com shows that 63% of Singaporeans surveyed say they do not intend to travel until they are fully immunized.
More than 18 months after the closure of borders around the world in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, leisure travel in Asia-Pacific remains at a standstill and is expected to remain so until mid-2022.
Although Singapore is a green light country for overseas travel to Europe, the recent Back To Travel study from Booking.com suggests that the majority of Singaporeans polled are cautious before embarking on international travel, but it there are some exceptions. like UK and Germany
Vaccination rates continue to rise with 80% of Singaporeans fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and when combined with the recent announcement that vaccinated travel routes with Germany and Brunei will begin this month, travelers express more confidence when booking trips. Germany is once again a top search choice for Singaporeans looking for a vacation.
Booking.com identifies the top five destinations Singaporeans have studied since the recent announcement, highlighting other countries that they hope will soon conclude similar travel routes with the Singapore government.
Most Popular Destinations Abroad by Singaporeans in 2021
London, United Kingdom
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The ranking is influenced by international responses to the virus, potential air travel bubbles and how quickly restrictions are lifted in countries, which is evident in the above five destinations that feature prominently in the research.
Meanwhile, a YouTrip survey showed that up to seven in 10 Singaporeans said they were ready to travel as soon as border restrictions were lifted.
YouTrip said 54% of Singaporean respondents would be happy to travel as soon as the restrictions are lifted. Of those, 40% said they still hope to visit Japan, Thailand and Malaysia.
The survey also suggested that 85% of people were willing to spend even more on their next vacation, to make up for their previously canceled plans.