The European Travel Commission with the support of the EU conducted a study in 10 European countries. The results of that study revealed that about 80% of travelers in Europe plan to take a trip within Europe in the next 6 months.
European mindset to travel is coming forth!
Among the Europeans involved in the study, 21% consider health and safety as an essential consideration for travel plans. 14% backs peace of mind as an essential aspect involved in deciding where to travel.
The study was conducted in countries with a high volume of source markets for travelers. Those included the UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Spain, Italy, and Belgium.
The eagerness to travel is building.
Europeans were found to be eager to travel again though there’s high concern over the rising number of COVID-19 pandemic infections. But as avid travelers Europeans are, they also expressed the opinion that Europe needs to devise a harmonized approach so as to revive the tourism sector. More people arriving in Europe on a tourist visa will mean the revival of Europe’s tourism industry also.
Optimism is leading them to go ahead with travel plans!
54% of the study’s respondents are willing to take a trip in the next 6 months. 26% of respondents are planning to travel by November 2020. The choice of travel destinations is also varied. 41% chose to travel within their country, while 39% chose to travel to destinations in Europe. Only 11% considered destinations outside Europe for travel in 6 months.
The favorite destinations
The most favorite choices of destinations for European nationals are Spain and Italy, and France. This choice hasn’t changed even while these are currently among the most affected by the pandemic.
Here are the leisure activities chosen by the respondents:
- 25% – Sun & beach holidays
- 19% – City breaks
- 16% – Nature/outdoors trips
Essential factors considered
For short-term journeys the essential factors considered by the respondents were:
- Flexible cancellation policies – 11%
- Social distancing in flights and transport – 9%
- Absence of travel restrictions – 9%
Main concerns of short-term travelers
- Quarantine rules – 15%
- The rising number of COVID-19 infections – 12%
- Chances of getting sick – 11%
European tourism is trying its best to bounce back.
A call for saving the tourism industry of Europe is gaining a voice. The efforts are on to revive and restore European tourism while fighting the odds of COVID-19 pandemic.
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