A new AAA travel survey, conducted in January, reveals that 60 percent of Floridians are uncomfortable traveling during the Covid-19 pandemic. The main concerns are:
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The travel industry has been hit hard by this pandemic. Over two-thirds of Floridians (68%) canceled or rescheduled travel plans in 2020. Currently, nearly half (49%) of Floridians are comfortable staying in a hotel, while only 32 percent feel comfortable taking a commercial flight. The majority (83%) feel most comfortable traveling in their personal vehicle.
With more known about the virus and how it spreads, there appears to be growing confidence among some travelers. Nearly a quarter (22%) of Floridians say they are more comfortable traveling now than when the pandemic began – 7 percentage points more than when we last surveyed in October. Their growing confidence was attributed to:
This year, nearly two-thirds of Floridians (63%) plan to take at least one vacation of 3 days or more. Nearly half (46%) of respondents plan to take multiple trips – up 20 percentage points from 2020. However, 2 in 5 residents say they will feel more comfortable traveling after receiving both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine (42%) and when cases begin to decrease (40%).
“The Covid-19 vaccine truly is the key to restoring Americans’ confidence in traveling again,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “With health experts predicting widespread vaccinations by the summer, AAA Travel Advisors are seeing growing interest in bookings for the second half of the year.”
“For over 100 years, AAA has been helping travelers travel safely and enjoyably,” Jenkins continued. “That’s why AAA encourages the use of a trusted travel agent. They are the experts who help you consider options and make informed decisions that fit your comfort level.”
The AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey was conducted online among residents living in Florida from January 15 - 24, 2021. A total of 400 residents completed the survey. Survey results asked of all respondents have a maximum margin of error of ± 4.9% points. Responses are weighted by age and gender to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the adult population (18+) in Florida.
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