In its latest tracking study of American travellers, Longwoods International found that 81% are planning to travel in the next six months – that’s an increase of 16 percentage points since mid-January and the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic last March.
Coupled with a surge in travel plans for the upcoming six months, the percentage of travellers who say that the coronavirus is greatly impacting their decision to travel during this time period has dropped to 40%, the lowest level since March 2020.
Amir Eylon, president and CEO of Longwoods International, noted that: “The arrival of multiple coronavirus vaccines has reignited travel planning in the U.S. The travel industry recovery appears poised to track in synch with the success of the mass vaccination program now underway across America.”
In fact, vaccines are top of mind for American travellers with two thirds saying the vaccine will impact their travel plans.
And more than a third of travellers indicated that they do not plan to travel until they are vaccinated, and a fifth of travellers do not plan to travel until a majority of Americans have received the vaccine.
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