Only 1 in 5 expect to travel this year.
With travel restrictions starting to ease, we asked the British public how they felt about booking their next holiday; in particular looking at type of holiday, where they are looking to go and when they thought it would be.
After a lengthy lockdown a quarter of British holidaymakers want to hit the beach on their first trip post restrictions easing with a city break close behind thanks to 24% of respondents. Camping is the expectation of 22% of those polled, possibly not surprising with the added bonus of social distancing being perhaps easier and also, based on the next question, something that can be done easily without having to get on a plane or a boat.
June from Manchester said: These past few months have been incredibly stressful, I’m really looking forward to lounging on a sun-bed and just not having to think about anything for week or two.
A third of brits think their next holiday will be within the UK, this might not be totally shocking taking in to account the costs and ongoing concerns & fears around Covid-19. Putting a tent on the roof rack, sticking the kids in the back and stocking up the cool-box will allow a trip that’ll be very distanced if you wish it to be.
Frank from Newcastle: If you think I am getting on a plane anytime soon you can think again.
Lisa from Guildford: With both me and my husband being furloughed, even if we weren’t worried about plane travel, a foreign holiday is just out of the question for the foreseeable future.
A fifth of brits are optimistic (hopeful?) that their next holiday will still be this year which means nearly 80% of us think that the chances of us getting away in 2020 have been totally written off. 17% think that even 2021 is out of the question!
Leslie Bedford said: My holiday for June 2020 was postponed due to the crises and rebooked for June 2021.
A lot of uncertainty around travel
Among all the other issues this pandemic has thrown at us, the travel sector has suffered arguably the most. Looking at the results of this Speedy Poll, there will be caution and uncertainty for quite a while yet while travellers get their confidence back. One positive though maybe the number of people who will look to stay within the UK meaning a much needed influx of funds for the countries worst hit travel and hospitality related businesses.
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This Speedy Poll was conducted on eOpinion.org with 3,009 people on 19 – 21 June 2020. The results are from this individual eOpinion.org poll alone and are not nationally representative.
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The eOpinions expressed here are those of the respondents to to the Speedy Poll: Tell us your future travel plans. They do not to reflect the views of Hutch Media Group Ltd t/a eOpinion itself.
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