For many American’s, travel plans have largely been put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether because of safety, travel restrictions, or lack of time and money, many Americans have been warry to travel during COVID-19. IPX 1031 recently surveyed over 2020 Americans to learn about how they feel around COVID-19 travel and whether or not they plan to travel more as the pandemic begins to wane.
45% believe travel will return to pre-pandemic levels of normalcy this year. However, 55% say they are uncertain if travel will ever return to normalcy without restrictions. 57% of respondents say it’s been a year or more since they’ve taken a vacation. As far as accommodations when traveling during the pandemic 28% say they’ve stayed in a hotel. Another 21% say they stayed with family while traveling. 17% stayed in a short-term rental like an Airbnb. 10% rented a vacation home and another 7% preferred to camp. IPX 1031 also asked Americans how they felt about flying during the pandemic. It turns out only 25% of Americans said they flew during the pandemic and that was mostly business travelers. However, 72% said they will feel safer flying after receiving a vaccine.