Almost 70% of Japanese people plan to travel in this coming 10 consecutive Golden Week holidays

The Japanese travel trend survey for this year’s Golden Week (GW) holiday period, conducted by OTA Agoda, finds that 66% of the total have plans to travel. As up to 10 consecutive holidays are available in this year’s GW, the ratio of four to seven day travels rises to 29% from 11% a year ago.

By generation, 49% of all 18 to 24 years old respondents have plans to travel, and the ratios were 39% for 25 to 34 years old and 19% for 55 to 64 years old. Regarding travel days, 92% of all 25 to 34 years old travel planners have plans travels for up to seven days. Among 55 years old or older travel planners, about 70% answered one to three day travels. 

Regarding travel companion, 65 years old or older travelers choose a spouse (46%), friends (27%) and relatives (21%), and the ratio of traveling alone is higher than 55 to 64 years old travelers. The ratio of traveling alone among 25 to 34 years old travelers is just 9%. Interestingly, the survey shows more traveling with friends than traveling with a spouse in four or more day travels. 

The survey targeted 1,010 respondents in the period between February 27 and March 1 2019.

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