Global Travel Trend Report 2021

American Express just released their Global Travel Trends Report.

It offers insight into the travel mindset of consumers coming out of the pandemic.

Some key points:

Anticipation Matters: 87% of people surveyed said that having a trip planned in the future gives them something to look forward to and 76% of respondents are creating their destination wish list for future travel even though they might not be able to travel.

Ready to Book Now: 56% of respondents said that they miss travelling so much that they are willing to book a trip now even if they might have to cancel it in the future.

The Budget has Increased: 61% of survey respondents plan to spend more than they normally would on a trip in 2021 since they could not travel in 2020.

Luxury Travel Perception Changed: The pandemic has changed peoples’ perception of luxury travel with personalized experiences (82%), high cleanliness standards (81%), and privacy (79%) being the most desirable luxury amenities among respondents.

Health and Wellness are a Top Priority: 78% of respondents indicate wanting to travel in 2021 to relieve the stresses from 2020.

Backing Local Communities: 72% of respondents agree that they are passionate about travelling to destinations to help boost tourism revenue and the local economy.

Supporting Travel Brands that Prioritize Diversity & Inclusion: 69% of respondents agree that they want to choose an airline/hotel that values diversity and inclusion, and whose employees reflect a diverse customer base.

Carbon Conscious Travellers: 60% of respondents agree they want to book airlines that have a carbon neutral commitment.

Read the full report here.

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