Globally, a third (37%) are satisfied with infrastructure in their country but, regionally, this varies from 35% in LATAM countries to 43% in the APAC region, reaching a high of 65% in Saudi Arabia, four times the low of 15% in Italy.
Among the ten different types of infrastructure, flood defences and nuclear energy-generation receive the worst ratings, while airports are among the best rated.
The top global priority for investment is water supply and sewerage (a particular priority in LATAM), followed by flood defences, the local road network, and energy-generating infrastructure.
|% priority for investment||Global||North America||LATAM||Europe||APAC|
|Water supply and sewerage||44||44||63||31||40|
|The local road network||40||42||34||44||43|
|Energy-generation infrastructure (excluding nuclear)||40||40||44||37||38|
|The motorway/major road network||37||41||42||37||36|
|New housing supply||37||25||44||33||39|
|Rail infrastructure - track/stations||36||25||37||39||32|
|High speed broadband||29||24||31||28||27|
|Nuclear infrastructure to generate energy||16||20||17||11||18|
Base sizes: Global (21,043), North America (2,003), LATAM (4,006), Europe (7,531), APAC (6,003).
In terms of attitudes, while the global average is 56% agreement that their country “is not doing enough to meet its infrastructure needs”, this varies from 80% in South Africa to just 23% in Japan.
Of ten modes of transport, people across the world are most likely to have made a journey by car (either as driver or passenger) in the past six months, but this is closely followed by bus services and coaches. A quarter have made a journey by bicycle.
There are substantial variations by country. For example, Australians are the most likely to have driven a car (77%) in the past six months, Russians to have used a bus/coach (also 77%), South Koreans an underground train (61%), and the Chinese to have made a journey by bike (47%). The British are most likely to have made a journey by overground train (49%).
Affluent Highlights: how do the European Affluent travel the world?
Over in Europe, we are beset by storms, rain and cold weather. So, for many people, booking a holiday in the sun offers a glimpse of hope amidst the gloom. With far more money to spend, the Affluents are particularly keen on travel – and do so for both business and pleasure. In fact, the average Affluent in Europe takes about 10 flights a year and stays around 24 nights in hotels.
Segmenting US affluent travelers
With vacation season in full swing, many of us are solidifying last-minute travel plans or checking off final to-dos before heading out to enjoy some time away. While Summer offers the chance to escape the daily routine, for some, travel is top of mind year-round. This is definitely true for affluent consumers who spend 49% of the total dollars in the travel category, despite being just 17% of the total population. This month we’re taking a deeper dive into our latest Affluent Survey Data to provide a quick snapshot of five easily targetable Affluent Traveler segments.
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