Travel optimism way up from beginning of 2021


Six months after conducting a survey of Americans on travel sentiment, IPX 1031 revisited the topic to see how attitudes have changed now that Covid-19 vaccines have been rolled out and many restrictions have been lifted.

Not surprisingly, the company found that Americans are feeling more optimistic about traveling now. In January, 48% said they were optimistic about traveling in 2021. In June, that percentage rose to 85%.

Along with an increase in travel optimism, IPX 1031’s recent survey also shows an increase in Americans making travel plans this year. According to respondents, 75% plan to travel this year, up from 58% in January.

Not only are respondents planning on taking a vacation this year, but 55% have already booked their trips.

Thirty-six percent plan to take a trip this summer while 39% say they will vacation either this fall or during the winter. Twelve percent say they aren’t sure when their next vacation will be.

Of those who plan to travel, 71% say they’ll stay within the U.S., 17% plan to travel abroad and 12% say they’ll travel both domestically and internationally.

Forty-eight percent say they feel safe flying this year, and 80% say they will feel safe taking to the skies in 2022. Most (72%) say they will feel safer flying after being vaccinated.

Respondents have an average of 2.5 trips planned for 2021 with the average trip length lasting four days.

Courtesy of Travel Weekly