Plus Size Travel Census 2022

For the final quarter of the year, we asked members of our Fat Girls Traveling online community to participate in our first official Census. We’ve compiled some of the most important data collected from our plus size travel census 2022.

324 female and non-binary plus size travelers completed our 2022 travel census. Helping the fat travel community collect important data that will allow the travel and hospitality industries to be more accommodating towards fat travelers. Take a look at some of the key stats.


Nearly half of the Fat Girls Traveling community have a Bachelor’s Degree while over 30% have a Master’s Degree.

Marital Status

The ratio of single to married Fat Girls Traveling members is pretty close.


More than 80% of Fat Girls Traveling members are child-free.

Remote Work

More members have a hybrid home/office work style than any other.

Vaccination Status

According to our plus size travel census over 90% of Fat Girls Traveling members are vaccinated.

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How Many Times Do You Travel Per Year?

It should come as no surprise to learn that over 40% of our members travel 3-5 times per year.

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Main Purpose for Travel

Over 90% of Fat Girls Traveling members are traveling for fun!

Most Commonly Used Travel Accommodations

It looks like Airbnb comes in second after major Hotel Chains on our plus size travel census.

How far in advance do you plan your travel?

Fat Girls Traveling tend to plan travel in six months or less according to our travel census.

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Favorite Ride Share App

Uber is still uber popular for Fat Girls Traveling with more than half of our members preferring them.

Annette Richmond

Annette Richmond is an award-winning content creator, travel writer, public speaker and advocate. Richmond is an immigrant that splits her time between Mexico and the United States. The creator of the fat positive travel community Fat Girls Traveling is a native Californian. Annette got her start in the fashion industry working in trend forecasting and public relations. Her love for travel inspired her to start Fat Girls Traveling in 2017 which is where she and Amanda met. When she's not creating diverse travel, fashion, and beauty content for The Fat Girls Guide she is hosting Fat Camp retreats and fat positive tours. In her spare time you can find her speaking publicly and writing articles promoting diversity and inclusivity, recording her new podcast, or sipping a margarita on the beach. Richmond hopes to continue to inspire other marginalized people to see the world and be seen.

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