Traveller Confidence Soars

In its latest tracking study of American travellers, Longwoods International reports that three quarters of Americans now feel safe traveling outside their local communities and shopping in local stores and dining in local restaurants, the highest levels in more than a year.

It also reports that even with cautions from public health officials about more contagious coronavirus variants, two thirds of travellers support opening their communities to visitors.

Amir Eylon, president and CEO of Longwoods International, said of the findings: “The 2021 leisure travel boom is real. Barring any setbacks battling COVID-19, we expect robust growth for the rest of the year.”

As some destinations weigh imposing new taxes to improve their communities or protect their local environments, travelers are evenly split on such tax increases. A third of travelers either support such a tax increase or oppose it.

The balance of respondents either had no opinion on the tax question or needed more information to decide on support or opposition on such a tax increase.

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