A new study has pointed out some highlights about how travelers are responding toward their principles during these times of uncertainty when an ongoing, world-wild pandemic is taking place. “Travel shaming” is one phrase that has been rising in recent weeks.
The study referred to as “Transforming Travelers” has surveyed nearly 4,000 Americans to gauge how they would feel, think and plan their journey if they were going to be a tourist in the crucial period of COVID-19.
This study shows that approximately, 93 percent of the participants have mentioned presently that firstly, this outbreak has impacted the destination they had in mind or wanted to travel to, and secondly the hotels and airlines they were going to choose to plan their vacations with.
76 percent of the respondents said that they have plans to travel more in the next year. Another 80 percent admitted that they are willing to pay more than the normal amount for their tour to guarantee privacy, social distancing, and, other safety protocols.
Some travelers are more focused on how companies will adjust these new changes with their former business plan while they survey found out that 87 percent were more worried about how their fellow travelers would follow the health strategies.
Two-thirds of them seemed to be judging other people for traveling because they think it is not yet safe. As a result of such action and unfriendliness, almost 50 percent of tourists may hide their social media posts to dodge being “travel shamed.” The situation brought upon is by the coronavirus has also altered people’s directness when talking about traveling and any matter related to the subject.
Americans who want to get back on the road are more likely to do it with their friends and family. Statistics in this study reveals that 57 percent of people are willing to travel with whom they are familiar with like their friends or children.