Interest in travel among Filipinos is falling compared to last month, according to Finder.com, which ran a survey in 19 countries that included the Philippines. 

It surveyed 189,457 people to find out how the restrictions affect residents’ plans to travel domestically or internationally in the following months. From June going forward, Finder’s survey only looked at travel sentiment in 12 of those countries.

The website’s September Travel Index reveals that 22% of Filipinos say they plan to travel in the next three months, down from 35% in August.

Domestic travel

Interest in domestic travel among Filipinos is falling compared to the previous survey. More Filipinos are planning a vacation in the coming three months going from 25% when asked during the August survey and now the figure sits at 15% following the results of the September survey.

Also in September, 9% of Filipino adults said they have plans to travel abroad in the coming three months, down from 14% when asked in August.

Among those surveyed, more men than women say they plan to travel in the coming three months, with 27% of men saying they’re planning a trip compared to 19% of women.

Countries are still restricting movements a year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, with some borders closed and airlines running reduced schedules. 

Finder.com is an independent comparison platform and information service that aims to provide people with the tools they need to make better decisions. It operates sites in 83 countries and has over 400 employees, with 9.7 million visitors a month worldwide.