Data taken from a new Momentive (formerly SurveyMonkey) survey has revealed some intriguing insights into how the American public is altering its approach to travel amid COVID-19 and highlights some trends that the industry should take into account while riding out the ongoing pandemic.
Among the study’s key findings was that more than half (51%) of vaccinated U.S. adults have booked travel within the last 18 months. Also, the number of vacation bookings has fallen slightly in recent months, with 38% of those who’d booked travel in the past year-and-a-half having done so one to three months ago, compared with 29% who’d done so within the past month.
The portion of the adult U.S. population that’s now fully vaccinated is 55.9%, according to the Reuters Vaccine Tracker tool, while 64.9% have received at least one dose of an approved vaccine protocol. Those who got the jab felt that had effectively reopened to them.
—Sixty-two percent of all those surveyed said they’re “more concerned” about traveling in today’s climate because of the delta variant’s prominence.
—More than half (51%) of those who are vaccinated said they’d booked their travel within the past year-and-a-half, compared to only 39% of unvaccinated Americans who booked during the same period.
—Unvaccinated persons are nearly twice as likely as immunized individuals (40% vs. 24%) to say that COVID-19 hasn’t substantially changed their travel habits.
—A larger portion of vaccinated respondents (71%) said they’re more concerned about traveling now, due to the delta variant, than the uninoculated, only 46% said the same. That’s a 25% difference measured between the two groups.