The Travel Diaries

24 January 2022

Half of the travel business leaders surveyed expect a return to 2019 travel volumes by the end of 2022. This is just one of the insights you will find in the latest edition of The Travel Diaries. The annual report on the travel industry focuses on the year ahead and hopes for a strong rebound as restrictions are eased and the world once again opens for exploration.

Travel and tourism industry trends

The survey also focused on the timing of the recovery, how well-placed operators thought they were to take advantage of the clear pent-up demand in the market, their future M&A plans and what they think the key travel trends will be in 2022 and beyond.

We now have an eight-month period under our belts where UK hospitality businesses have all been able to trade. Leisure and hospitality operators have worked hard to adapt to keep their customers safe. It’s these reasons, along with encouraging data on the reduced severity of our latest COVID-19 variant, that we are confident around the recovery of travel.

The report gives you insight into the latest ATOL holder numbers. The largest 250 ATOL holder passenger numbers submitted for the year ahead have grown by 11% compared to last year, another encouraging sign.

Top 10 2022 ATOL Holders: September 20 Renewal vs September 21 Renewal Licensed Passenger Numbers

Please contact one of the Leisure team if you would like any further information or to discuss the survey results in more detail.


The Travel Diaries is an annual report produced by the BDO Travel team.