We knew Americans were desperate to travel again – but we didn’t know how much until now: 38% of Americans surveyed by Trivago mentionned they would give up sex for a year if they could start traveling again immediately. For the British, the number was even higher: 40%.
The travel accommodation platform surveyed 2,000 Britons and Americans over the course of a week in early January.
In their research, Trivago also found that one in five respondents would give up on their partner for a chance to get back on the road and a quarter said they would exchange all their savings for a trip. Almost half of Americans surveyed said they would give up their jobs as well.
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About a quarter of Americans and nearly one-third of Britons said their goal for their first post-pandemic trip would be to spend time with family and friends they couldn’t see due to COVID restrictions. For seniors, the figures were even higher: 35% of Americans and 47% of Brits.
More than half of respondents said they adopted a new hobby during the pandemic and once that was all over, about two-thirds (US, 68%; UK, 64%) said they would probably choose a vacation related to this hobby. .
The mere thought of their first post-pandemic trip made more than half “excited”.
All in all, more than four in five respondents said they see travel as a fundamental part of a good life and about two-thirds said that once the pandemic is over they will travel more than usual to make up for lost time.
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