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Travel Survey 2023

TGM travel market research in UAE
With the travel season approaching, unravel the various facets of travel with the help of TGM's extensive consumer research conducted across the global travel industry. Get in-depth insights into the UAE's travel Industry, uncovering travel preferences, behaviors, and emerging trends that shape the travel landscape of UAE.
TGM travel market research in UAE
Key Data Highlights

UAE's Travel Habits and Plans at a Glance

travel overseas for leisure

Emiratis will likely travel oversease for leisure in the next 12 months.

cost & affordability are the most crucial factors in planning international trips

Emiratis choose cost and affordability as the most crucial factors when planning international trips.

make travel bookings through the internet or websites

Emiratis prefer to make their travel bookings through the internet or websites.

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TGM Global Travel Survey 2023 in UAE

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FAQ About Travel Insights in UAE

What is the travel planning trend in UAE for 2023?

In the UAE, 88.3% of respondents plan to travel overseas in the upcoming year, with the Middle East being the favored destination.

How do various generations in UAE prefer to explore new destinations?

35% of Emiratis in the older age brackets (45-54) typically rely on established sources of information such as travel agency websites and reviews to formulate their travel plans. Conversely, younger generations like Gen Z, aged 18-24 (47%), and Millennials, aged 25-34 (46%), prefer social media platforms, particularly Youtube, to select their travel destinations.

What are the primary considerations for travelers from UAE during their journeys?

Regarding travel preferences, Emirati travelers place high importance on quality and comfort, with 63.4% of respondents stating these aspects as their top priorities during trips. Furthermore, they also highly value robust security measures (52competitive pricing structures (41.7%), emphasizing a balanced blend of experience, cost-effectiveness, and safety.

What are the favored activities and accommodation choices among the surveyed travelers?

Shopping emerged as a popular activity among the majority of respondents in the UAE, with 47.1% expressing a preference for it. When it comes to accommodation choices, there is a notable inclination towards modest and affordable options in the three to four-star range, with 38.2% of travelers emphasizing the importance of striking a balance between quality and price. This insight highlights the significance of offering affordable yet comfortable accommodation options while recognizing the appeal of shopping experiences for travelers in the UAE.
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