A total of 99 per cent of people that participated in a survey carried in the United States and Canada are enthusiastic about travelling again, while 70 per cent have revealed that they are planning to take a holiday in the next year.
According to a survey conducted by Travel Leaders Group, together with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in September, in which have participated about 3,000 frequent travellers, 45 per cent of respondents have stressed that they are making finite plans for next holiday, VisaGuide.World reports.
A total of 54 per cent of persons who participated in the survey announced that they are daydreaming of when they could be permitted to travel again.
“These are solid numbers. The fact that 99 per cent of travellers surveyed said they are planning a trip or looking forward to the time they can travel again indicates that as concerns about COVID-19 are addressed, leisure travellers will lead the recovery,” the President of Travel Leaders Group, John Lovell pointed out.
From the participants in the survey, 23 per cent of them said that they are planning to travel by the end of this year, while 70 per cent of them stressed that they would wait until 2021 in order to visit their favourite places.
Only 18 per cent of persons said that they would wait until 2022 to travel again.
“Consumer uncertainty about the risk of exposure or concerns about being quarantined is a core problem. With rapid testing to replace quarantine requirements, enhanced contact tracing and industry-wide standards by sector that can be communicated to the public, we can help alleviate many of those concerns,” WTTC President & CEO, Gloria Guevara stressed.
According to the survey of Travel Leaders Group, respondents highlighted that Europe (38 per cent), followed by the Caribbean (34 per cent) and Mexico (15 per cent) are favourite destinations of persons who have been part of the survey.
As per the current Coronavirus pandemic situation, over half of persons surveyed have confirmed that they are concerned about the transmission of COVID-19 during their trips, or being quarantined.
However, the Air Transport Association’s latest report demonstrated that the risk of contracting the COVID-19 while onboard is low, according to a recent report of the Air Transport Association (IATA).
According to IATA, only 44 cases of infections have been registered in a flight journey, since the beginning of the pandemic, even though about 1.2 billion passengers have travelled to their planned destinations.