The survey also asked the same recipients if they were planning to take a domestic holiday or staycation during this year and more than half (52 percent) of the respondents confirmed that they would. Furthermore, 25 percent of respondents were planning to make a business trip, either domestically or internationally and 4% of respondents had no plans to travel anywhere in during this year.
YouGov, which defines luxury travellers as those who tend to fly business or first-class and stay in five-star accommodation, also asked luxury travellers in the Middle East about their frequency of travel – 31 percent of respondents said they planned to travel twice over the next 12 months and 25 percent confirmed they were planning on making at least one overseas trip.
According to the survey, Middle East luxury travellers are keen on destinations with outstanding natural beauty (34 percent), beach holidays (34 percent), conducive climate (29 percent) and connectivity (28 percent). The survey also uncovered that luxury travellers in the Middle East are most concerned about health risks of travelling (43 percent) and safety (35 percent). However, one in three respondents also said that the actual price and that it represented good value for money was still very important.