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66% of Americans found vacation planning during pandemic 'stressful'

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11 percent indicated that practicing COVID-19 safety precautions stressed them out the most about planning a vacation in 2020.

As the world prepares for more unpredictable challenges and changes in 2021, it’s likely that people will continue to be anxious and nervous about how COVID-19 affects their lives.

According to an October survey from the American Psychological Association, almost 2 in 3 people (65 percent) said the amount of uncertainty in our nation causes them stress. 

What’s more, the future of leisure activities - such as taking a vacation - remain unknown for a large number of people, not only in America but across the world. The planning and “pre-trip” stages used to make us happy - a 2010 study found that it was during this time that people were at their happiest. Is it possible that Americans felt a similar joy planning in 2020? 

To find out, FloridaPanhandle.com surveyed 3,000 Americans about how they felt planning a vacation and what elements stressed them out the most last year.

The key survey findings: 

  • 66 percent said planning a vacation during the pandemic was stressful
  • 29 percent admitted that it was very stressful 
  • 11 percent indicated that practicing COVID-19 safety precautions stressed them out the most about planning a vacation in 2020.
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