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33271 22 Feb 2022

Travelport: International Travelers Rush “Down Under” as Australia Reopens its Borders

The top three Australian destinations for international travelers are Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane

  • When Australia announced it would reopen its borders to vaccinated international travelers as of 21 February 2022, international flight bookings to Australia increased by 93%
  • The U.K., India and Nepal are the top three countries traveling to Australia
  • Australians are equally excited to go abroad, with India, the U.K. and USA leading the top ten international destinations

LANGLEYUK, 21 February 2022 As of today, Australia welcomes back the world after nearly two years of closed borders, with the hope that vaccinated travelers will bring back billions of dollars to the domestic tourism industry. Travelport, a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, today released the below trend data highlighting how Aussies and the rest of the world are celebrating the occasion.

Returning to Oz

  • On 7th February 2022, Australia announced that it would reopen its borders to vaccinated travelers as of 21 February 2022. On that day, international flight bookings to Australia increased by 93% when compared to the same day the week prior.
  • 75% of international inbound bookings are for leisure travel.
  • Solo travelers made up 35% of all Australian-bound flight bookings, the largest traveler segment. This may largely be comprised of Australian expats eager to return home, no longer needing to endure a mandatory two-week hotel quarantine.
  • Of all future inbound bookings, February 2022 is the most popular month to travel to Australia, making up 45% of all reservations.
  • The top three Australian destinations for international travelers are Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
  • The top countries traveling to Australia are:
    • United Kingdom
    • India
    • Nepal
    • USA
    • New Zealand
    • Singapore
    • Sri Lanka
    • Germany
    • Philippines
    • Canada

Eager to Travel Abroad

  • Aussies are also excited to start traveling abroad. Thetop ten international destinationsfor Australian travelers to visit are:
    • India
    • United Kingdom
    • USA
    • Fiji Islands
    • Sri Lanka
    • Philippines
    • Canada
    • Nepal
    • New Zealand
    • Pakistan
  • Travelers are looking to stay longer as well. The average length of an international trip from Australia hasincreased to 32 daysin 2022, ten days longer than the 22-day average in 2019.

About Travelport

Travelport is a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide. Buyers and sellers of travel are connected by the companys next generation marketplace, Travelport+, which simplifies how brands connect, upgrades how travel is sold, and enables modern digital retailing. Headquartered in London, United Kingdom and operating in more than 180 countries around the world, Travelport is focused on driving innovation that simplifies the complex travel ecosystem.