Travel plans are on the rise in Ireland, with 34% of Irish adults planning to take at least one trip in the next three months, up from 29% a month ago.
Ireland has seen its appetite for travel more than double since February, when just 15% of people said they had short term travel plans, when Finder’s Travel Index surveyed people on the matter.
Irish people are most interested in travelling domestically, with 21% of people planning to travel around Ireland over the months of July, August and September.
Meanwhile, 16% of people plan to travel internationally, up from 11% a month ago.
SITUATION REMAINS ‘FLUID’
Finder’s head of consumer research, Graham Cooke, says fewer people are planning trips in advance.
“Consumers are most interested in travelling domestically in July, which could suggest a hesitancy to book trips further ahead.
“More than 14% of Irish adults are planning a domestic trip in July, while just 6% plan to travel in August and around 5% in September,” Cooke said.
“With domestic travel restrictions lifting in Ireland, it seems people are starting to plan trips around the country, perhaps reuniting with family and friends they couldn’t visit earlier this year.
“Even so, the situation remains fluid, so it’s important to check restrictions before booking any travel and be prepared for a change of plans.
“This is even more important with international travel, where you’re dealing with travel requirements in both Ireland and your destination country,” he advised.