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Travel beyond COVID-19

Ed Townsend - Columnist
Posted 10/12/20

Some folks have expressed to me that if they do any traveling in the near future that they are much more keen to stay near home and go for holidays of three to five days after the so called lockdown …

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Some folks have expressed to me that if they do any traveling in the near future that they are much more keen to stay near home and go for holidays of three to five days after the so called lockdown periods.

But Tripadvisor has released a study revealing that 65 percent of travelers are keen to travel around the United States in the next couple of months and nearly 79 percent put in their traveling during the month of September.

Outdoor adventures appear to be the most popular with 61 percent of those surveyed revealing they are considering nature trips during their holiday break and 54 percent are looking at heading on road trips now.

Relatives in our family just set out for several weeks in the Lakeland, Florida area and they voiced no concern about the Coronavirus but they insisted that safety and cleanliness is the most important issue they will consider when traveling.

A Tripadvisor Consumer Market Research Lead Analyst said that among all of the disruption and restrictions this year, 76 percent of the U.S. travelers continue to say that travel is important to them, even if they can't experience the world like they used to.

Tripadvisor pointed out that the pandemic has forced travelers to be creative and explore new destinations in ways they may not have considered previously.

“This fall, we're seeing a rise in destinations where travelers can relax and rejuvenate as opposed to the busy hustle and bustle of popular cities,” the lead travel analyst pointed out.

There are clear signs that many consumers have a strong desire to dine out and travel again when they feel the time is right and businesses that adapt quickly to embrace safety, flexibility and transparency will most likely have a clear competitive advantage to communicate to consumers and that could prove crucial in hastening their recovery.

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