What Travel Hesitancy? 70% of Travellers Anxiety-Free and Ready to Go, Says Survey

According to an early APR survey, 45 per cent fewer travellers are expressing travel hesitancy compared to JAN 2021. The survey of 1200 members of Global Rescue, which provides travel rescue, evacuation and risk services, revealed that 70 per cent of travellers are no longer experiencing “re-entry to travel anxiety,” reports KARRYON, while 84 per cent of respondents said they are “less or much less concerned” about travel now compared to the beginning of the pandemic.

“Most travellers (78%) do not consider the threat of future COVID-19 variants significant enough to make them cancel or postpone international travel this year,” said Dan Richards, CEO of Global Rescue. In fact, Richards says 56 per cent of respondents have already travelled internationally since the beginning of the pandemic, while 35 per cent are expecting to travel abroad before the end of 2022. However, 56 per cent of respondents say testing positive for COVID-19 and being stranded in a foreign country is their biggest fear about international travel.

Travellers waiting at the Canada - U.S. Border. Photo courtesy of the Houlton Pioneer Times.
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