Chase and Marriott Bonvoy recently launched a new Impact of Travel Study, that examined feelings and behaviors around travel pre and post-pandemic.
Some key findings from the study:
- 80% of Americans say the pandemic made them realize they took traveling for granted.
- Four in five (78%) say they think about post-pandemic travel as an enabler to leading a more fulfilling life.
- Majority of Americans (74%) said traveling to make up for lost time/experiences will be more important to them after the pandemic ends, compared to 26% saying it was more important pre-pandemic.
- 68% of Americans say being in the moment became more important to them post-pandemic, compared to 32% pre-pandemic.
- More than half of respondents (60%) say they’ve never been more excited to travel.
The study was conducted in partnership with Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a Professor of Psychology at Cornell University who helped curate the survey and examined the results.