Consumers Are Feeling More Confident About Traveling Thanks to COVID-19 Vaccines
We all love traveling, but at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was widespread apprehension about doing it.
That’s beginning to change.
According to a new study from Allianz, consumers are becoming increasingly confident about traveling thanks to vaccination efforts all over the world.
Allianz surveyed 3,500 people of varying ages about their willingness to travel after being vaccinated. A significant 67 percent of those surveyed revealed that being vaccinated will make them confident enough to travel again, while 66 percent said mask mandates will help put their minds at ease, and 59 percent pointed to limited capacity on airplanes as a cause of comfort.
“It is a huge accomplishment to have three highly-effective COVID-19 vaccines in distribution throughout the U.S.,” said Daniel Durazo, director of marketing and communications at Allianz Partners USA (via TravelPulse.com).
“Our survey finds that increased traveler confidence is a direct result of improved vaccine availability, and we are pleased to see how vaccines will impact the recovery of the travel industry and travelers’ vacation plans in 2021 and beyond.”
Allianz’s study isn’t the only one that suggests an increasing willingness to travel among consumers.
In early March, J.D. Power Passenger View polled 1,500 people about their thoughts on traveling, and 58 percent of respondents claimed to have “moderate-to-little concern” about hopping on a plane.
Consumers’ decreasing aversion to travel is further proof that the travel industry is headed for a period of significant growth. It won’t be long before people start packing their bags and blowing the dust off their passports!
Do you plan on taking a trip once you’ve been vaccinated?