For those shacked up in quarantine, vacation season starts right now.
As the novel coronavirus has postponed vacations and getaways for several months, a quarter of Americans plan to take their first post-COVID trips as early as July, according to new research.
Americans are eyeing July and August, says a new study of 2,000 Americans which interviewed participants on their future travel plans despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of travel company Skyscanner, the survey found that the ongoing pandemic isn’t slowing travelers from planning ahead, as 76% surveyed in the poll said they’re already planning or will start planning their next trip sometime in 2020.
That desire to head out-of-town could be fueled by a restlessness – or quarantine fatigue – that the coronavirus pandemic has caused. Seven in 10 respondents said they feel an increased desire to travel due to the pandemic, which had nearly three-fourths (71%) of respondents considering rekindling relationships with extended family in order to get away.
Most Americans aren’t planning just one vacation either.
Seven in 10 respondents said they’re planning to take multiple vacations through the rest of the year, perhaps in order to make up for time lost during the earlier months of the pandemic.