2021 Travel Plans on Hold for Many until Summer
According to the most recent Longwoods International tracking study of American travelers, almost two-thirds are planning for no travel before the summer of 2021. About a quarter of travelers 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.
“The arrival of vaccines and inoculation schedules has shaken up travel planning for next year,” said Amir Eylon, President and CEO of Longwoods International. “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 travelers 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 December 16-20, 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.