Overseas holidays have become more affordable with the increase of online marketing and booking facilities and the general availability of travel information.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), there were 730,700 short-term resident departures from Australia in the month of May alone.
With so many Australians departing our nation each month, it follows that a large number of Australians are returning home each month and experiencing the onset of the post-holiday blues.
We conducted a survey of more than 6000 Australian travellers* and uncovered some interesting statistics about how Australian travellers book their holidays.
With 26% of people booking their holiday within a month of returning from their previous holiday, it seems some are suffering more than others.
On that note, the survey also found 5% of people book their next holiday within 10 days of returning home – a serious case of post-holiday blues?
The age factor had a slight influence, showing a gradual decline in spontaneity among the higher age brackets. Or should we say “more careful planning”?
The survey found 22% of people aged 21-29 are booking holidays 30 days in advance, as opposed to 15% of people aged 60 and over.
For those of you who regularly book at the last minute, you can relate to the 10% of holiday makers who book just one month in advance before jetting off. Of the people booking on the fly, the survey found 26% of these people were going to Asia.
While the symptoms of post-holiday blues aren’t directly correlated with how far in advance these people are booking their holidays, either way it seems that a holiday definitely leaves us wanting another holiday.
(*Worldcare’s survey was completed by 6,007 travellers throughout June and July 2014.)
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