There have been new hopes for the travel industry with the announcement of the discovered vaccine. But as we know, it takes time for it to be publicized, and it won’t make any difference for the holidays upon us. All European and American, even African and Asian countries have faced a great break down with the pandemic.
However, New surveys have found that around 75 percent of Americans have plans to drive to their destination during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. It could be generalized to other people as well. Driving may be the best option.
The data also recommends 47 percent still have plans to travel for Thanksgiving. Compared to 2019, there has been a decline of about 68 percent. Those who are not traveling say that COVID-19 plays a role in the decision. As for the destination, 66 percent of the respondents have mentioned they will travel within 100 miles of their homes.
Consumer travel habits have been a factor to survey since the beginning of the pandemic. There have been two reliable themes; the pandemic is affecting people’s travel plans, but when people do travel, the majority drive for the safety and freedom cars provide in this environment. Those who are willing to hit the road this holiday season must know that drivers and passengers have to stay vigilant.
With the spread of remote working, most of those who are going to travel this Thanksgiving, will stay at their destination all weekend or longer and continue working from there.
The chosen destination is more likely to be a home of a relative or a place these travelers feel safe. The vaccine may be out there and Thanksgiving could be about that but taking the precautions seriously during this holiday is strongly advised.