WTTC and Trip.com Group global traveller report reveals shift towards sustainable travel
Most Sustainable Resorts in Maldives
21 January, 2023
A fresh study by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Trip.com Group and Deloitte shows a heightened appetite for sustainable tourism amongst consumers, with 69 percent of travelers actively seeking sustainable travel options. In this follow-up report, WTTC joined forces again with Trip.com Group and its major consumer brands Trip.com, Ctrip and Skyscanner, with additional data sourced from Deloitte, to analyze the trends that shaped the travel and tourism sector last year and will continue to do so this year.
The study, “A World in Motion: Shifting Consumer Travel Trends in 2022 and Beyond,” found that sustainability is a key element of the travel agenda, with travelers eager to reduce their carbon footprint and support sustainable tourism. According to a survey included in the report, three-quarters of travelers are considering traveling more sustainably in the future and nearly 60 percent have chosen more sustainable travel options in the last couple of years.
Another survey also found that around three quarters of high-end travelers are willing to pay extra to make their trips more sustainable. Last year, following more than two years of travel disruption, travelers made clear their wanderlust is very much alive, with a 109 percent increase of international overnight arrivals, compared to 2021.
According to the report, last year consumers were willing to stretch their budget for their holiday plans, with 86 percent of travelers planning on spending the same amount or more on international travel than in 2019, with U.S. tourists leading the list as big spenders. But this year is looking even better in terms of travelers’ spend. Despite concerns about inflation and the cost-of-living crisis around the world, nearly a third (31 percent) of travelers said they intend to spend more on international travel this year than in 2022.
Additionally, according to Deloitte’s “Global State of the Consumer Tracker,” last year more than half (53 percent) of global consumers surveyed during the summer said they plan to stay in a hotel over the following three months.
Other findings revealed in the report include:
- 2022 sun and sea package holiday sales are estimated to be up 75 percent compared to the previous year
- Last year during the summer, international arrivals in European sun and beach destinations were just 15 percent below 2019 levels
- According to WTTC’s recent “Cities Economic Impact Research,” in 2022 visits to major cities are expected to see a 58 percent year-on-year increase, less than 14 percent below 2019 levels
- Luxury holidays will prove particularly popular, with sales of luxury hotels expected to reach $92 billion by 2025 (compared to $76 billion in 2019)
- In a survey, nearly 60 percent of travelers said they were either already paying to offset their carbon emissions or considering it if the price was right
Maldives Luxury Guide
Over a million tourists visit these islands every year for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Now it's your turn to experience Maldives, the gem of the Indian ocean to discover plenty of hidden treasures. You can experience different experiences of luxury in Maldives best resorts, mingling with celebs in your best beachwear, dining in style, and falling in love with the underwater world. For those seeking romance, the Maldives offers enviably luxurious private accommodation and indulgent spas. Maldives makes the best holiday experiences year after year after year.Read More
Beach or Water Villa?
Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly revamped to cater to the needs of families visitingRead More
Best Maldives Resort Offers & Packages
Find out more about the most unparalleled Maldives hotel deals and special rates, when Book Direct your next beach holidayRead More
Maldives Hotel Reviews
Some of the best hotels and resorts in the Maldives are already included in this list, and the good part of them offers the best prices. We will constantly add new hotelsRead More
10 Exclusive Resorts in Maldives
The Maldives is paradise destination that should be on the bucket list of every discerning travelers. There's a special breed of hotels there that cater to the most tasteful of luxury travelers Read More
Newest Maldives resorts to Explore in 2023
Here are just 10 of the amazing new resorts in the Maldives that are set to welcome guests Read More
Maldives Luxury Guide
Here's the best of Maldives for luxury travellers. We've compiled the finest recommendations of places to stay, ranging from the most celebrated five-star resorts to luxurious private islands Read More
Maldives Romantic Guide
The ultimate ‘flop and drop' and honeymoon destination, the Maldives is the playground for the most amazing and finest utilization of each second of this extremely valuable and hopeful time with each other in tota Read More
Maldives Budget Guide
Budget travellers choose Maldives as their destination of choice thanks to the variety of affordable stays Read More
Maldives Family Guide
Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly Read More