Travel Trends73% of Singapore travellers want to go on the "Greatest of All Trips", according to latest Travel Trends Report by Expedia.

Get ready for revenge travel in 2022

41% of travellers surveyed will seek out health and wellness experiences.
41% of travellers surveyed will seek out health and wellness experiences. Photo Credit: gettyimages/Wand_Prapan

It's go big or stay home for 73% of Singapore travellers surveyed by Expedia on the Travel Trends Report for 2022. Labelled as travellers with the "Greatest of all Trips (GOAT) mindset, the report also found that 43% of Singaporeans who seek out travel are also willing to splurge, preferring to enjoy themselves than worry over the budget.

Travellers with the GOAT approach seek journeys that will uplift their health and wellness (41%) while relishing the excitement (38%) and fulfilment of the trip (37%).

The impact of working from home and the onslaught of Zoom meetings have led to a strong desire to 'go offline', with 22% of travellers craving digital detox holidays.

Following that, getaways that offer unique experiences will be popular, with 26% willing to step out of their comfort zone to try new things. Of these, 32% will put community first, seeking local engagements and cultural experiences. This finding correlates with recent reports that the post-pandemic traveller value sustainable agendas in their destinations, accommodations and experiences. 

The 2022 traveller has a new energy and curiosity, too. Among the activities they are likely to incorporate are sleeping under the stars (24%), going skydiving (17%), or going night trekking on a volcano (13%).

Respondents have also said they are happy to ditch the itinerary (29%) and go with the flow. After two years of being 'grounded', there is a heightened sense of anticipation for the next break, with 28% reporting they look forward to being more spontaneous and living the moment.

The Expedia survey totalled up responses from 12,000 travellers across 12 countries, including Asia Pacific. Respondents were adults who are planning domestic or international travel in the next 18 months. 

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