A new survey of 3,500 people by Azurite Consulting found 49% of people not at risk will wait less than two months to stay overnight in a hotel for leisure or business compared to 23% of people who are at risk. Among those at risk, 47% will not stay in a hotel for leisure until there is a treatment or vaccine, compared to only 19% of not-at-risk individuals who feel the same about waiting.
Other key survey findings include:
- 44% of international air travelers won't fly again until there's a vaccine, 38% won’t fly domestic, and 33% won't stay in a hotel until there’s a vaccine. The news is worse for the cruise industry: 25% say they'll never cruise again and 43% won’t cruise until a vaccine is available
- Customers prioritize and expect a range of items when flying, 61% want planes to be sanitized between flights, 60% all passengers must wear masks, 43% want one-seat spacing. 21% would seek fully refundable tickets if capacity and only 11% are willing to fly with no new measures in place
- 49% of individuals who went to a casino in 2019, won’t go again until there is a vaccine. Amongst those at risk individuals, 64% will wait for a vaccine while 36% of those not at risk are expected to return to casinos within two months.