Americans ready to fly, but not as keen on cruises and crowds: Survey

While many people never stopped travelling for pleasure during the pandemic, the vast majority of us have been stuck at our home base for more than a year. There’s clearly a pent-up demand for travel and the United States is a good bellwether for what happens once more Canadians are fully vaccinated against COVID.

By all accounts, flights and holiday bookings are ramping up this summer in the U.S., but are there still people who are going to wait a bit longer?

Invisibly used it’s Realtime Research tool to poll 2,799 Americans to find out how they feel about returning to airplanes and cruises and compared the results to an identical survey done in July 2020.

A selection of the results are illustrated below. It would seem that some people are playing it safe this summer. For a detailed breakdown of the survey methodology and expanded results, check them out here.

 

Daily travel links for 2020-07-10: A new airline out of Quebec, staying home this year and T+L reader awards

    • Just reading now about OWG, a new Quebec #airline that will be flying to sun destinations. Seems like an odd time time to be launching a new air carrier… https://t.co/PbcOHf6QO9
    • If you live in the United States, perhaps the idea of a summer road trip isn’t so great after all. With no sign of the pandemic slowing, USA Today makes the case of staying home this year… https://t.co/Ipob1OsLhe
    • Travel+Leisure is getting a lot of mileage out of its readers’ choice awards as everyone and their mother trumpets winning first place. What I want to know is how can you vote for the best hotel, tropical island, tourist attraction unless you’ve been to them all. Perhaps the wording should be ‘favourite’ instead of ‘best’… https://t.co/JAoETCYmxf
    • The Norwegian #cruise line Hurtigruten is returning, but its ships won’t be stopping at any ports of call for the forseeable future… https://t.co/PsgVh7qkwj
    • #Airline passengers are finding ‘creative ways’ to remove #masks, says an American pilot. Judging from the amount of people I see wearing them as hats or chin warmers ,I’m not surprised… https://t.co/8JdkRH1qzv
      • Some health experts in the U.S. worry that summer road trips could help spread #coronavirus and are recommending that if you do travel, then self-isolate when you get home… https://t.co/Qx2bDsfl9f
    • You read the stories about the travellers stuck on tropical islands or luxury yachts because of the #pandemic lockdown, but what about this guy who was stuck in an airport for more than 100 days… https://t.co/FqeOjg2MX5\
    • This poll finds that 86% of Canadians want the border with the U.S. to stay closed because of the #pandemic, but only 36% of Americans agree… https://t.co/tYUIxykEmA

Daily travel links for 2020-07-08: Volunteer virtually for the UN, Canadians’ pandemic worries and resuming business travel

    • Stuck at home with some extra time on your hands? Have you considered virtual volunteering with the United Nations? https://t.co/H2Q9HNKAaq
    • A recent survey finds that Canadians are reporting more pessimism about the future, despite the improving #pandemic, mostly because they worry about what’s happening south of the border… https://t.co/FgPzh4K37W
    • Months after their student trip to Europe was cancelled, Saint John families are waiting to get their money back. https://t.co/VWu2DaDL03

 

Daily travel links for 2020-07-06: Canada’s boosting health presence, a lightship hotel and museums welcoming visitors again

    • The idea to convert an old British lightship into a #hotel is cool, but the rooms are so modern and luxurious, they could be anywhere… https://t.co/mBoQIhYgpC
    • Canadian #museums and other #tourist attractions are ready to welcome back visitors. Just don’t expect any hands-on, interactive exhibits, especially the kind that kids like… https://t.co/jfwm3j6BcS

 

Daily travel links for 2020-07-03: Hotel cleanliness claims, balloon to space and the SPAM Museum reopens

    • Now that we’re all germaphobes (virophobes?), maybe we shouldn’t take all of those #hotel promises about cleanliness at face value… https://t.co/ChlSW3dHDl
    • You might be able to take a balloon trip to the edge of space by 2021, although a lot of us will just be happy to to travel anywhere by next year… https://t.co/P9HgV8mIAq
    • You’ve probably heard that the Eiffel Tower has re-opened to visitors, but did you hear the news that SPAM® Museum is opening again?… https://t.co/PE73KUUbq7