Where will you travel after COVID-19 lockdown ends!

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It is indeed very frustrating to get locked up at home. Most of us love to travel and we would like to pack our bags and move out on the very first opportunity provided. But that does not seem to be happening in the near future. It is just a wild guess; everyone is making that when can we travel like a free bird again. But we can certainly make our priorities on where are we going to travel first, once this damn lockdown is lifted. 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. iVisa has tried to understand how this context of fear and uncertainty is going to affect the future of travel. It conducted a survey to measure the general travel sentiment of people. Lets see, what the survey results show-

  • Americans and Canadians feel less fearful towards international travel, compared to the rest of the world.
  • While 75% of participants around the world would start traveling this year, in North American 86% of travellers would resume their trips in 2020 (and a staggering 57% would consider traveling in the next 5 months).
  • 60% of the people that already had a trip booked between May and December 2020, are still planning to travel as long as they are allowed.
  • Europe and Asia are the favourite destinations to visit post lock-down.
  • 33% of the people that still want to travel, are planning to start between October and December of 2020.

Future Travel

Survey learned that despite gloomy forecasts, travel might have a bright future, as people feel positive towards traveling in the future. Based on the analysis survey 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.

Did you plan any trip(s) for May – December 2020?

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

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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 travellers 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?

World Wide

North America (primarily USA & Canada)

Where are you planning to go for your next trip?

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Itinerary Changes

Most travellers 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 travellers 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?

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”.

World Wide

North America (primarily USA & Canada)

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”.

World Wide

North America (primarily USA & Canada)

Where are the participants from?

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

About the Survey

iVisa.com is a digital company in the online travel documentation industry. For the past four years more than 300,000 travellers around the world have used its platform to obtain electronic visas in a seamless way. With its digital solution, travellers 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 travellers 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 favourite destinations we can find Europe and Asia which are also predicted to be the first continents to be open for international travel.

Where do you plan to travel post lockdown? Are you going to stick to your pre-lockdown plans? Let us know in the comments section below.

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