According to new studies, more travelers were likely to book their trips through a travel agent when the COVID-19 crisis still wasn’t an issue to begin and take seven months.
The growing population of travelers seems to be ready now to consider booking domestic and international trips, but if only airlines, airports, hotels, and car rental companies collectively implement 10 different safety measures throughout their journey. One of the major important tasks includes fully flexible or refundable flight tickets.
Overall, 65 percent of respondents said it’s because they feel travel agents are best placed to provide them with the latest travel safety information and it’s not like before when you could pack up and leave to wherever you felt like it.
According to Derek Sadubin, Managing Director of the Centre for Aviation, now, the only thing occupying a traveler’s mind is health and safety of themselves, the people who’re traveling with and, last but not least, the place they are about to visit.
“The travel industry recognizes and respects this and, what’s encouraging, is that many suppliers, such as airlines, have already implemented the safety measures travelers say they need to book a domestic or international trip – but we still have a long way to go,” he especially continued “Collaboration and communication are now key to restoring traveler confidence and securing a strong and responsible industry recovery.”
Enhanced cleaning and/or disinfection is at the top of the list of safety measures that travelers needed to know they have been adopted by airports, airlines, hotels and car rental companies to consider domestic or international travel.
Other options on the safety lists would be sanitizing gel/wipes, face masks and gloves, social distancing; temperature checks, the mandatory wearing of face masks, fully flexible or refundable tickets, improved air filtration, contactless service, Plexiglas barriers at check-in, and managed boarding by row.