Simply 20% of travelers prepared to vacation, tourism study says

18 Jun 2020 12:13 PM
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Just one single in five Americans - or 20% of travelers - will be ready to travelling or are already traveling without any hesitation, according to a report from Destination Analysts.

Although that's a low figure, it is also an indicator of life as much travelers begin to come out of their homes after spending a lot more than two months in quarantine because of Covid-19.

Here's considerably more from the analysis and local tourism bureau Go to Orlando:

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  • Another 30% of respondents said these were ready to travel, but felt some hesitation. Practically half of the persons surveyed said they need at least "a bit more time" before they will be ready to travel.
  • Nearly 70% of Americans have at least tentative plans to visit in 2020. 
  • Drive-on vacations are king, as 54% surveyed said their next road trip may happen within the following six months. In comparison, simply 37% of respondents organized to visit by air within the next six months.
  • Air travel isn't likely to dominate travelling again until mid- to past due-2021 - with 24.4% of responses waiting until the May-December 2021 timeframe to fly again. That's likely due to the perceived safety dangers, said Visit Orlando.
  • The ongoing pandemic may be the leading reason behind stress for travelers, who said visiting friends and family ranks as their top relaxing travel experience at this time. That's accompanied by road trips, residing at a beach or going for a staycation.
  • While many Americans remain a bit cautious with vacationing, it's encouraging to see Americans available to traveling again this season, said George Aguel, president and CEO of Visit Orlando.

The tourism bureau saw firsthand the way the pandemic devastated the region's $75.2 billion tourism industry. Travel across the place plummeted and hotel occupancies tanked to disturbing lows. That put a large number of careers at risk as businesses had a need to cut bills to survive longterm shutterings.