- According to data provided by Kiwi.com, despite being affected by inflation, 62,8% Romanians want to travel in the upcoming months, but will choose cheaper destinations
- Out of CEE, Romanians (84,7%) are the ones that are planning to travel in the upcoming months the most
- The data were collected within a study completed by STEM/MARK for Kiwi.com to find out how people in Romania and other countries in the CEE region relate to traveling abroad
Inflation is one of the most used words in the latest months. People are affected by it all over the globe, the consequences being repeatedly broadcasted all over the news. However, it looks like Romanians, even though they are troubled by inflation as well, are still trying to maintain a normal life, as much as they can. Kiwi.com, a travel-tech company, shares data regarding how inflation influences Romanians’ traveling plans. The data were collected within a study completed by STEM/MARK for Kiwi.com, on people aged 18 – 59 from Romania and other countries in the CEE region, who have been at least twice on holiday abroad in the past 6 years.
Being asked how inflation determine their traveling plans in the upcoming months, a group of 62,8%, even though affected by inflation, said that they will keep traveling, but will take some measures to spend less: 51,3% will go for a cheaper destination or will look away for ways to travel for less, and 11,5% said that they will travel as before but shorten their trip abroad. Other 21,9% Romanians answered that they are not influenced at all by inflation and that they will continue traveling, and the remaining 15,3% said they don’t have any traveling plans.
Looking at a CEE level (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania), Romanians are the ones that will keep traveling the most (84,7%), even if some of them mentioned they are affected by the inflation. On the other hand, it seems that the Czechs are the ones that will avoid traveling the most: 72,3% Czechs will keep traveling, while 27,7% will not travel at all.
The data were collected between October 14th and October 24th 2022, within a study completed by STEM/MARK for Kiwi.com. The target group is formed by people aged 18 – 59, who have been at least twice on holiday abroad in the past 6 years, from Romania (n=1010), Czech Republic (n=1012), Slovakia (n=1008), Hungary (n=1014), Poland (n=1010). The used method is Computer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI).
Kiwi.com is a leading global travel tech company headquartered in the Czech Republic, employing over 1,500 people worldwide. Kiwi.com’s innovative algorithm enables users to find better route options and prices other search engines can’t see, performing 2 billion price checks per day across 95% of global flight content. 100 million searches are carried out every day on Kiwi.com’s website and an average of over 50,000 seats are sold daily.