February 25, 2022
Longwoods Releases Updated Travel Sentiment Survey
Wave 56 of Longwood International's ongoing tracking study brings more encouraging news from key Travel Sentiment Indicators that points to strong Spring Break and Summer Travel seasons ahead!
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Key Findings: Sentiment shows that the American Travel Planning Boom Continues!
A resoundingly high 90% of American travelers report plans to travel in the next six months, with 23% planning in the next two months, setting up a for a very strong Spring Break season!
27% of American Travelers indicate that their concern for their personal financial situation would greatly impact their decision to travel in the next six months. This may be a cause for concern as the impact of rising inflation continues to grow.
Continuing this shift in traveler mindset from pandemic to endemic, 34% of American travelers say that the pandemic no longer has any influence on their decision to travel - an increase of 10 points in just the past six weeks!
A pandemic high of 71% of American Travelers now feel safe travelling outside of their communities.
Supporting small, locally owned business and enjoying their unique experiences top the reasons as to why travelers choose to shop local on vacation.
After online searches, word of mouth from friends, family, and locals still top the sources of information on shopping local.