Survey: When Will Travel Resume after COVID-19?

Survey: When Will Travel Resume after COVID-19?

iVisa | Updated on May 07, 2020

As most of the countries are in lockdown and at least 93 percent of the global population now lives in countries with coronavirus-related travel restrictions, Tourism and Travel has become one of the most affected industries by COVID-19. At iVisa we wanted to understand how this context of fear and uncertainty is going to affect the future of travel. We conducted a survey to measure the general travel sentiment of people and are sharing the results.

Future Travel

We learned that travel might have a bright future, as people feel positive towards traveling in the future. Based on our analysis we discovered that almost 75% of people already had a trip planned for 2020 and almost 60% of them would still travel as long as there were no travel restrictions at their home and destination countries.

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Are you considering giving up traveling between May - December 2020 even if you already booked tickets? Alt Text

When will travel resume?

When asked about when they would consider traveling again, most of participants (75%) would resume their trips this year. People in North America are more optimistic, as 86% of travelers would resume their travels in 2020 and even 57% would consider resuming it in the next 5 months. In addition, the most voted destinations for future travel are Asia, Europe, and North America.

When would you consider to start traveling, considering your home country and destination's borders are not closed?

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Itinerary Changes

Most travelers feel optimistic and are not willing to change their itinerary, as 64% would travel to the same destinations as long as they are able to do so. The most cautious travelers would change their destinations and focus on places with good health infrastructure and/ or avoid big cities.

If you would still travel, did your itinerary change because of the current situation? Alt Text

General Perception

World-wide 45% of the people feel relentless about domestic travel and, as expected, people feel less comfortable towards international travel with just 33% of people not fearful about it. Something we learned is that in North America, people feel less fearful of traveling. In both cases, international or domestic, the greatest portion of the people answered “not fearful” when asked about their perception of future travel.

From a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 being least true and 7 being most true, how would you rate the following statement “my current perception in future domestic travel is fearful”.

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From a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 being least true and 7 being most true, how would you rate the following statement “my current perception in future international travel is fearful”.

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Where are the participants from?

Most of our participants (86%) are from the North America (US & Canada), Asia and Europe. Alt Text

Information about the Survey

iVisa.com is a digital company in the online travel documentation industry. For the past four years more than 300,000 travelers around the world have used our platform to obtain electronic visas in a seamless way. With our digital solution, travelers have access to curated information about visa requirements and follow our easy-to-follow (optimized) application process, greatly increasing their chances of getting approved and on time for their trip.

This survey was conducted by iVisa's market intelligence team, who are searching for new predictions and trends for the international tourism industry. Participants meet the profile of being international travelers from all the continents.

The travel industry was hit hard, but people's sentiment is rather optimistic about traveling to countries that can ensure health control. Among the favorite destinations we can find Europe and Asia which are also predicted to be the first continents to be open for international travel.

If you need any more information about the survey process or assistance about our services, please contact: ale.villalobos@ivisa.com.

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