Travel Behaviors, Predictions and Concerns During COVID-19

AMC Global
on 07/09/2020

Ongoing AMC Global research looks at American attitudes toward air travel, car ride services and hotel stays

Why was the research conducted?

The study findings are designed to help clients and industry leaders navigate quickly changing consumer behavior during the pandemic

How was the research conducted?

Weekly polling of U.S.-based general population of primary purchasers age 21+

What are the key findings of the research?

-During COVID-19, 21% of Americans will not consider traveling by airplane, 36% are hesitant to travel by air, and 21% say their attitude is unchanged about airplane travel during the pandemic.

-Some of the top concerns regarding air travel included being in a confined space with other people (46%), not wanting to be quarantined upon arrival at destination or at home (37%), and not wanting to risk exposure for self, friends and family (34%).

-Only 21% of respondents stayed in a hotel or motel June-August 2020 (compared to 50% in the same time period last year). Top concerns about hotel/motel stays included the room not being thoroughly cleaned (60%), other people in the room touching belongings (39%), and potential interaction with other people in the hallways and common areas (34%).

-Fifty-three percent of respondents are planning to visit family and friends before the end of 2020, and 37% plan to stay in a hotel/motel during the remainder of the year.

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Contributor's Name: Michelle Andre