USA: As of May 26, 2020, the total number of coronavirus cases reached over 5.5 million worldwide, with the U.S. being the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, representing 1.7 million of the total number of COVID-19 cases.
Since it first emerged in Wuhan, China last December 2019, countries implemented total partial or complete lockdown and travel restrictions which made a huge dent in the travel industry. The damage is so huge that it was estimated by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) that there will be over 100 million job losses in the travel and tourism sector.
Moreover, the 2020 tourism industry revenue is restated to 447 million U.S. dollars, down from the original 2020 forecast, which is 711 million U.S. dollars. In 2019, the travel tourism industry revenue earned 685 million U.S. dollars in revenue.
It’s been over 5 months now, so how are the US travelers holding up? We conducted a survey involving 1,045 US frequent travelers to see the impact COVID-19 has on travel habits.
We specifically asked our survey participants to indicate their age so we can see which generation travelers belong to.
Since the coronavirus outbreak, the thought of traveling seems impossible to happen anytime soon. But earlier in May 2020, Australia announced a three-stage plan to reopen its economy, including tourism, which could be a travel recovery model for other countries.
Are people willing to follow strict protocols/protection while traveling amid the COVID-19 outbreak these days?
By the end of March 2020, over 3 million unemployment claims were filed. This means the budget will have to be cut deeply to still be able to travel and keep up with the essentials amid the global pandemic.
According to the World Economic Forum, “We will travel again, but it will not be the same”. So we asked our participants which type of travel platform would they prefer after the COVID-19 pandemic.
To ensure that the above-mentioned data is only from frequent travelers in the U.S., we launched a survey on MTurk and set the qualifications to only U.S. citizens that travel frequently.
We also included attention-check questions somewhere in the survey to ensure our participants are not just answering the survey questions randomly.
Also, the survey’s results do not, in any form and way, reflect the opinions of our editors and writers.
Credits: John Howard – Editor in Chief of Couponlawn.com
Author Bio: John grew up in a poor suburb in Delaware. His parents got divorced when he was eleven. Together with his mom, they had to grind their way to survive. “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned” These were the exact words her mother taught him growing up. He learned the value of managing time and money and took up Business Administration at the University of Delaware. He was a successful business consultant at an IT company in Wilmington, Delaware before he decided to give life to CouponLawn.com.”
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