Putting Travel On Hold Until Summer

In its latest tracking study of American travellers, Longwoods International is reporting that almost two-thirds are planning for no travel before the summer of 2021.

The study found that about a quarter of travellers expect to take their first trip of the year during the summer, and another quarter are not sure when they will take their first trip in 2021.

Amir Eylon, president and CEO of Longwoods International, said of the findings: “The arrival of vaccines and inoculation schedules has shaken up travel planning for next year.”

Eylon continued: “We expect the situation to be fluid in coming months, as consumers learn more about when they might be vaccinated and the impact of vaccines on the perceived safety of traveling.”

Almost half of travellers are pausing travel while waiting for the arrival and impact of a vaccine(s).

That percentage is up from about a third of American travelers in October.

The survey, supported by Miles Partnership, was fielded Dec. 16 to Dec. 20, 2020 using a national sample randomly drawn from a consumer panel of 1,000 adults, ages 18 and over.

Quotas were used to match Census targets for age, gender, and region to make the survey representative of the U. S. population.

Go to www.longwoods-intl.com for more.