Summer trip: Americans overwhelmingly limited their horizons this summer. 40% have not traveled at all and 45% have changed their travel plans to take local or national trips. In this regard, American men made most of the changes to their plans – 50% of them changing schedules compared to 39% of women. For those who ventured abroad, most felt safer on the flight itself due to the mandatory use of face masks (32%). The results are similar across all of the countries studied, with fewer travelers choosing to venture abroad this summer and an overwhelming trend to make the most of our home countries – an overall average of 41%.
And then? The eDreams survey gives the travel industry cause for hope, indicating that travelers from all markets surveyed are starting to plan their 2021 vacations, with more than half (51%) of all responses indicating that short, long and even extended trips are on the drawing board. In particular, 32% of Americans surveyed are already planning long-haul vacations: 41% choose the destination they like the most, while being cautious when staying in popular places, and 39% having an extra eye on the conditions. hygiene and relying on government and official advice. when booking. Beach vacations will be in demand, with the majority of Americans (32%) preferring the beach to all other types of destinations. Reservations themselves can be later than what was traditional before COVID (28% express a preference to book last minute) and the savings are significant with 22% of shoppers looking for bargains (26% of men against only 18% of women).
Methodology: The eDreams Post Covid survey was conducted by OnePoll between September 16-29, 2020, in its main markets, including the United Kingdom, United States, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. It took place from September 16 to 25 in United States and between September 16 and 29 in all other markets, and with a group of 10,000 respondents in total, including 2,000 United States. All respondents were adults who have flown in the past two years.
About eDreams: eDreams is one of the world’s leading online travel brands. A true disruptor in the online travel booking industry since its inception in 1999, bringing cutting-edge technological solutions to the service of travelers in 40 countries around the world. It offers the largest choice of flights from 666 airlines, hotels, dynamic flight + hotel packages, car rentals and travel insurance. eDreams is part of the eDreams ODIGEO group, one of the world’s largest online travel companies, serving 17 million customers in 45 countries around the world.