Australian population growth powers travel industry

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 16-Jul-19

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey shows that some 10.7 million Australians each year had at least one holiday in 2000/01, including 10.3 million who took a domestic holiday and 2 million who travelled overseas on holiday. Some took both domestic and overseas holidays. Today, around 13.7 million Australians take at least one annual holiday, including 12.6 million taking a domestic holiday and 5.5 million travelling overseas. This represents an increase of 3 million Australians (+28%) travelling on holiday compared to 2000/01. However this increase in travellers is driven entirely by population growth. The Australian population aged 14+ has grown by 5.1 million over the past two decades, representing an increase of 32.8% and out-pacing the growth in holidaymakers. A closer analysis also shows that while Australians taking domestic holidays has only increased by 2.3 million (+22.8%) since 2000/01, far more Australians are taking more expensive overseas holidays now than two decades ago, up by 3.5 million, and more than doubling – up by 169.3% since 2000/01.

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Japan shines as increasingly popular travel destination – attracting a particular kind of holidaymaker

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 15-Jul-19

New research from Roy Morgan’s recent State of the Nation Report on Travel shows that 78.6% of Australians aged 14+ would like to take a holiday in the next 12 months, down 5% points since 2001-02. Some 72% of Australians would like to take a domestic holiday (down 9.1%), while 49.5% would like an overseas holiday (up 7.5% points since 2001-02). The top five most popular overseas destinations are New Zealand, the US, England, Japan and Canada. In early 2004, only 2.5% of Australians mentioned Japan as a holiday destination they would like to visit. The popularity of Japan as a holiday destination increased steadily over the next decade, overtaking Thailand as the most popular Asian travel destination in early 2014. Other popular Asian holiday destinations include Bali, Singapore, Vietnam and mainland China.

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Australians holiday overseas for a shorter time

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 26-Jun-19

Roy Morgan’s State of the Nation – Tourism presentation shows that when Australians went overseas for a holiday in 2002 the average time they spent was 31.9 days, but this had fallen to 21.6 days by March 2019. The average length of domestic holidays taken has remained relatively stable during this time, consistently around 6 days on average. This data is based on in-depth interviews conducted face-to-face with over 50,000 consumers per annum in their homes. Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine says that when Australians go overseas the locations that top the list are New Zealand, England, the US, Bali and France. Looking at intention to travel overseas the places that Australians would like to go are New Zealand, the US, England, Japan and Canada.

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Melbourne a dominant holiday destination for Australians

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 15-May-19

The latest research from Roy Morgan shows that over 11.9 million Australians aged 14+ (58.3%) are planning on spending at least one night on their next trip in a domestic destination in Australia. Melbourne has consistently been the most popular domestic holiday location over the last decade, and over 1.5 million Australians currently intend to stay at least one night in Melbourne during their next trip. Sydney is a clear second place with nearly 900,000 Australians intending to stay in the NSW capital for at least one night on their next trip. Following in popularity is the NSW North Coast, with over 550,000 Australians intending to stay for at least one night on their next trip in this region. Analysis of Australia’s leading holiday destinations using Roy Morgan’s Helix Personas consumer segmentation and data integration tool shows that Melbourne and Sydney are the most popular holiday destinations regardless of which Helix Community is considered. However, beyond the two leaders the choices and preferences of the different Helix Communities diverge considerably.

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Holiday intention levels showing some weakening

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 26-Mar-19

Research from Roy Morgan carried out in the three months to December 2018 shows that 13.94 million Australians aged 14+ (67.6%) intend to take a holiday in the next 12 months, a drop of 250,000 (or 1.8%) from the same time in 2017. The ‘Roy Morgan Leading Indicator Holiday Travel Intention, December 2018’ report also shows that 52.0% of Australians intend that their next holiday will be domestic (down from 54.3%), while 10.8% intend to take an overseas holiday (down from 11.1%). It is worth noting that 1.01 million holiday intenders have yet to decide their likely holiday destination for the next 12 months. This report is based on data collected from Roy Morgan’s Single Source survey, which involves in-depth interviews conducted face-to-face with over 50,000 Australians consumers per annum in their homes.

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Melbourne leading holiday destination ahead of Sydney

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 3-Dec-18

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that over 12 million Australians aged 14+ (59%) intend to visit a domestic holiday destination and stay at least one night on their next trip. Melbourne is again the leading holiday destination, with over 1.5 million Australians intending to stay for at least one night in the Victorian capital on their next trip. It is followed by Sydney (880,000) and Brisbane (over 570,000). Other popular domestic holiday destinations include the Great Ocean Road (522,000), the North Coast of New South Wales (521,000) and the Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Gloucester region (437,000). Analysis using Roy Morgan’s Helix Personas consumer segmentation and data integration tool shows that Aspirationals are more likely to choose Melbourne as a domestic holiday destination than other Helix Personas Communities whereas Australians in the Hearth & Home Community are more likely than other communities to choose Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

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Strong Aussie Dollar drives skiers and snowboarders overseas

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 23-Jul-18

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that the travel habits of Australians going skiing or snowboarding on holiday over the last 20 years has been heavily influenced by the value of the Australian Dollar. However, this co-relation has broken down in the last three years as the dollar has stabilised at a value of between 70-80 US cents. Between March 2001 when the Australian Dollar was valued at just 49 US cents through to July 2011 when it reached a high of around $1.10 USD the soaring dollar predicted the increasing propensity of Australians to travel overseas for skiing and snowboarding holidays. In March 2001, just 25% of Australians who went snow skiing or snowboarding on their last holiday chose an overseas holiday destination, while this hit 50% in January 2012. This dipped substantially in 2014-15 to just 33% in early 2015, after the value of the currency fell sharply. However, since bottoming at 30% in late 2016 there has been a steady increase in Australians heading overseas for skiing and snowboarding holidays, which is now at 46%.

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Overseas travel intentions rise steadily, but not to China

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 16-Jul-18

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey, which was carried out in the year to March 2018, shows that 11.4% of Australians aged 14+ (more than 2.3 million people) intend to travel overseas in the next 12 months. This compares with just 7.2% (1.2 million) in the year to March 2008. The proportion of Australians who plan to travel to Asia in the next 12 months has risen from 2.9% to 5.1% over the last decade. Indonesia is the most popular Asian destination; 10.9% of Australians plan to travel to Indonesia in the next 12 months (up 3.4ppts from 2008), followed by Japan (10.5%; up 5.7ppts). However, just 5.3% of Australians plan to travel to China in the next 12 months (down 4.6ppts), although it is worth remembering that the Beijing Olympics were held in August 2008.

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Millennials plan to travel more than other Australians

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 28-May-18

The Roy Morgan Holiday Tracking Survey for the year to March 2018 shows that 68.3% of Australians aged 14+ are intending to take a holiday in the next 12 months, down 0.7 ppts from the same period in 2017. Although the majority of Australians intend to have at least one holiday in the coming year, there are some clear generational differences. Some 65% of Millennials are intending to take a short holiday in the next 12 months. This is well above the average Australian at 56.4%. Gen X was the only other generation to be more likely to intend to take a short trip in the next 12 months (61.1%). Meanwhile, Gen X and Baby Boomers lead for intention to take a long trip in the next 12 months (of three nights or more). While Millennials are just over the average for intention, they are not travelling as much as Gen X and Baby Boomers, who make up a large portion of long trip intenders.

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Melbourne way ahead of Sydney as Airbnb hub

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 3-May-18

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey shows that 10.4% of Australians who travelled in the year to March 2018 stayed in rented houses or rented serviced apartments. Some 11.6% of people who visited Melbourne on their last trip stayed in either rented houses or rented serviced apartments, up 3% on a decade ago. In comparison, only 8.5% of people who visited Sydney on their last trip stayed in such accommodation, up 1.3% on 10 years ago. Roy Morgan executive chairman and Melbourne Lord Mayor candidate Gary Morgan says Melbourne has seen a huge surge in apartments being used for Airbnb short-term accommodation over the last decade, and this has cut the value of apartments. Morgan says that as Lord Mayor he will ask the State Government to prevent apartments being used (and vandalised) by short-term visitors that downgrades the value of apartments and leads to a poorer overall amenity for the city and for residents in Melbourne.

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