In its latest tracking study of American travellers, Longwoods International reports that 42% are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 – that’s up from 24% a month ago and significantly higher than the 26% vaccination rate for the general U.S. population.
Another 15% have received one of the two doses of vaccine, and 17% more expect to be at least partially vaccinated by the end of May.
Amir Eylon, president and CEO of Longwoods International, said: “Travellers are anxious to hit the road, and they see being vaccinated as a key ingredient to taking safe trips. And while a vast majority of active travelers embrace the vaccines, 12% do not plan to get vaccinated and 9% are unsure if they will.”
According to the latest data, confidence in the safety of traveling outside one’s home community and support for opening up their local communities to visitors continue to trend upward, now at their highest levels since last May. And 61% feel safe dining in local restaurants and shopping in local retail stores, also the highest level in a year.