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COVID -19 impacts on travel habits: New study of 1,045 U.S. travelers

As of May 26, 2020, the total number of coronavirus cases reached over 5.5 million worldwide, with the U.S. being the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, representing 1.7 million of the total number of COVID-19 cases.

In May 2020, couponlawn.com launched a survey asking 1045 U.S. regular travelers about their behaviors and attitude towards travel amid COVID-19. The results surprise us so far as following:

  • 76.7% of the survey takers confirmed they have travel plans in the upcoming months of 2020 and 58.6% of the participants confirmed they did book tickets amid COVID-19.
  • 41.5% of the participants travel so they can visit their loved ones/family, while 21.8% of the survey participants do so for work/study purposes
  • 29,3 % of the survey participants preferred virtual travel after COVID-19 because it’s more budget-friendly and convenient than having to physically travel.
  • 53.7% of the survey participants will tighten their travel budget after the COVID-19 outbreak.
Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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