(LOS ANGELES) — While 2020 was the year of the lockdown, it seems that Americans are ready to stretch their legs — including mashing the gas pedal and hitting the road.
A new non-scientific survey of over 10,000 people, which should be noted was commissioned by the RV camping company Harvest Hosts, revealed 76% plan on traveling more this year. Sixty percent of the respondents said they plan to travel more than they did in 2019, before the pandemic.
That being said, more than 80% of the respondents say they don’t want to vacation internationally this year. The figure isn’t surprising, considering the survey finds 69% of those polled still don’t feel safe traveling on an airplane.
The survey also finds people planned to travel this year even more than they did before the COVID-19 crisis began, which shows how badly Americans need to get out of the house — something they can now do even more readily, with many companies continuing to allow their employees work remotely.
In fact, 31% of those in the Harvest Hosts survey noted they’re planning to travel more because remote work is an option. So if “home is where you hang your hat,” working from “home” could be just about anyplace — provided you have a WiFi signal.
Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.