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).