A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/xxXF7z1TE-Q
After two years of pandemic-related cancellations, Americans are ready to travel. While the last two+ years have been a significant challenge, the global travel industry recovered more than 50% of its gross booking activity by the end of 2021. Should this trend continue along the same trajectory, it could reach 85% recovery by the end of this year.
Even though we just sprung into spring it is never too early to start locking in plans for travel in June, July and August. With school breaks and extra sunshine, the summer months are peak travel season for Americans.
The demand for travel is so high that a recent survey from Travelport finds people prioritize travel over entertainment, shopping and even self-care.
Want to know how travel starved Americans are? Get a load of these stats from the survey:
· 75% of respondents would forgo concerts to travel
· 75% would stop buying new clothes to travel
· 74% would give up spa treatments to travel
“While the last two+ years have been a significant challenge, the global travel industry recovered more than 50% of its gross activity by the end of 2021,” said Jen Catto, Chief Marketing Officer for Travelport. “Should this trend continue along the same trajectory, it could reach 85% recovery by the end of this year. The pent-up desire to travel is strong. Our latest survey findings clearly demonstrate this, highlighting how many indulgences people are willing to sacrifice in order to travel again.
For more information, visit http://www.travelport.com
Travelport is a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide. Buyers and sellers of travel are connected by the company’s next generation marketplace, Travelport+, which simplifies how brands connect, upgrades how travel is sold, and enables modern digital retailing. Headquartered in the United Kingdom and operating in more than 180 countries around the world, Travelport is focused on driving innovation that simplifies the complex travel ecosystem.