Customers wish to journey once more, and so they wish to hear from their journey advisors, in keeping with the outcomes of a survey from Global Travel Collection (GTC), Internova Journey Group’s premium and luxurious enterprise division.
“There’s a enormous alternative for all of us on the market; nonetheless, we should keep vigilant and talk as a lot as attainable,” Angie Licea, president of International Journey Assortment, mentioned Monday morning throughout a GTC digital convention titled “Elevate the Journey.”
She mentioned GTC surveyed greater than 1,000 of its vacationers and located that 64% had been dreaming of journey and 34% have began planning their subsequent journey or have already booked it. Fifteen % of those that had been polled mentioned they aren’t presently planning journey.
“Most significantly, they wish to hear from you,” Licea mentioned to the journey advisors watching the convention.
these surveyed, 72% mentioned they might welcome vacation spot info.
Licea mentioned 66% need insider journey info, that means “they wish to
know what it is prefer to journey now.” Vacationers additionally needed promotional
info (63%) and suggestions for well being and security (61%).
Of the vacationers who’re presently planning, 14% mentioned they might journey in the course of the holidays this yr. One other 27% mentioned they might journey within the first half of subsequent yr, and greater than half (52%) mentioned they might journey within the second half of subsequent yr.
In whole, 10% mentioned they had been planning journey this yr. Forty-one % are planning journey for 2021 or 2022, and one other 43% mentioned they wish to plan however are ready for a Covid-19 vaccine.
The bulk (79%) mentioned they had been planning to journey by airplane. Forty % plan to journey by way of vehicle, 12% by way of ocean cruise and eight% by way of river cruise; 9% of these surveyed mentioned they are going to journey on the entire above (survey-takers might decide multiple mode of transportation).
Of those that plan to cruise, 29% mentioned they might think about a small luxurious ship crusing on the ocean, 27% mentioned they might think about taking a river cruise, 13% mentioned they might think about a big ship ocean cruising, and eight% mentioned they might think about expedition voyages.
Cash doesn’t appear to be a barrier to touring, Licea mentioned, as 12% mentioned they plan on spending extra on journey within the subsequent yr than that they had previously, and 56% mentioned they plan on spending the identical.
So far as locations throughout the U.S., open areas are most popular, with survey-takers indicating they had been excited by nationwide parks, Hawaii, California and Alaska (24% mentioned they deliberate to go to “wherever uncrowded”). Europe was the highest worldwide vacation spot.