UAE travellers prioritise sustainability, sleep, and eating in 2024

UAE: OTA has launched its annual Journey Predictions report for 2024, which incorporates insights from travellers primarily based within the United Arab Emirates for the primary time.

Almost 28,000 travellers throughout 33 nations took half within the analysis. Simply over 500 UAE residents of assorted ages and nationalities have been questioned for the primary time about their journey preferences and plans for subsequent 12 months. 

75 per cent of UAE-based travellers go for cooler climates once they vacation, and 34 per cent mentioned they are going to select an aquatic journey subsequent 12 months. expects a rising pattern in direction of water-based actions corresponding to floating yoga, ice remedy and experiencing under-water inns.

Over 75 per cent of UAE travellers additionally reported they’d select a resort primarily based on its sustainability innovation, and 73 per cent would use sustainable journey apps as a part of their plans. 81 per cent mentioned that plant-life in inexperienced areas is a crucial issue when deciding on lodging.

Uninterrupted sleep ranked a foremost driver for travelling in 2024 (70 per cent), and 75 per cent of respondents mentioned they are going to use their subsequent trip to journey solo.

Greater than 75 per cent are additionally all for studying about conventional dishes in international nations, and greater than 85 per cent of UAE-based travellers wish to attempt indigenous cuisines wherever they go.

Within the UAE, 70 per cent of holidaymakers want to cut back the price of their trip by selecting locations the place day-to-day life is cheaper than of their dwelling metropolis, or travelling shorter distances to keep away from the expense of long-haul flights. Nonetheless, travellers are keen to pay for short-term luxurious experiences once they arrive: 62 per cent of UAE-based holidaymakers pays for a day move at a five-star resort moderately than staying in a single. 

Carlo Olejniczak, VP and managing director for in Europe, Center East and Africa, mentioned: “The United Arab Emirates’ world-leading infrastructure, international location and excellent journey connections make it one of the handy nations on this planet to journey from and to. We’re delighted to incorporate the UAE in our Journey Predictions Report for 2024, which reveals fascinating perception into developments, preferences and plans amongst UAE travellers for the 12 months forward. 

“Our journey predictions mirror the notion that journey is a catalyst to dwell our greatest lives – be it via a journey of recent discovery, an journey that helps native environments and communities or a vacation that focuses on well being, rest and wellbeing – and to maintain these greatest lives as soon as we get again dwelling to actual life.   

“UAE travellers are tech-savvy, eco-conscious, adventure-seeking and hungry for brand new experiences – be it in a international land or by exploring completely different areas of the UAE itself. 2024 appears to be like set to tick all of the containers – and extra – on their vacation wish-list,” Olejniczak added.

To obtain’s Journey Predictions 2024, click on right here.  

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