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Most UAE residents plan to travel in 12 months says study

As a result of the pandemic, a third (33 per cent) of UAE adults have missed discovering new places and cultures, says research released by Marriott

The UAE is leading the way for travel with 93 per cent of people planning to go on holiday in the next 12 months, and half (45 per cent) of all of these trips taking place imminently leading up to and through winter, according to a survey.

The new research, released by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning travel programme, found that not only are so many people in the UAE planning to go on holiday before February 2023, but seven in 10 (70 per cent) of those are planning to spend more on their holiday than in previous years, making sure it’s a trip to remember.

Of those who are planning a holiday, more than three quarters (75 per cent) plan to tick off somewhere on their travel bucket list this holiday season, with half (48 per cent) eager to visit new destinations that they have never visited before.

As a result of the pandemic, a third (33 per cent) of UAE adults have missed discovering new places and cultures, leading to a fifth (20 per cent) with the intention to travel more. Trips packed with excitement and exploration are high on the travel agenda, with almost a third (31 per cent) of people from the UAE planning holidays that will allow them to be adventurous.

Furthermore, two fifths (40 per cent) of people from the UAE have missed having quality time with loved ones on holiday, leading to over half (55 per cent) of travellers wanting to travel with their family. What’s more, a fifth (20 per cent) of people say travel that centres around spending time with the people tops their bucket list now.   

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