CHICAGO, IL and LONDON, UK - Nearly half of millennial parents say that their ideas of travel have changed since the implementation of stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions due to Covid-19. Bebe Voyage, experts in connecting globetrotting parents, surveyed parents of young children to find out how they will alter travel plans because of Covid-19. Respondents stated in different ways that the evolving nature of the crisis makes it difficult for them to plan or process implications for their long-term travel habits.
Long-term, many respondents (52%) plan to travel the same amount, but they say they will travel differently. The most consistent changes to travel habits include: traveling closer to home (26%) and focusing on "staycations" (17%).
Short-term travel plans are much more unpredictable, they say, because there are so many unknowns regarding the virus' progression and potential resurgence. Most respondents want to see Covid behind us before they start planning any vacations (45%) or start traveling at all (44%). However, quite a few respondents (39%) were still considering travel for late summer/early fall. Others are focusing on outdoor adventures (28%) or "staycation" holidays (16%).
Bebe Voyage community members live all over the world and across locations, their desire to travel is mostly fueled by wanting to visit extended family. The pause also brought out more existential reflections around travel. Many respondents feel they want to be more mindful: focusing on sustainable travel, giving back to communities they visit and building greater empathy through experiences.
This baseline survey was administered between April 4th and 19th, 2020 with 69 respondents from around the world.