Update 10/29/21: Ohio's Travel Industry and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
HOLIDAY TRAVEL RAMPING BACK UP AFTER 2020
Key findings from Nerdwallet released 10/26/2021
- This year, more than 2 in 5 Americans (43%) plan to spend money on flights or hotel stays during the holiday season, spending $1,814, on average.
- Close to 3 in 10 Americans who say they didn’t travel during the 2020 holiday season (29%) plan to spend money on flights/hotel stays during the 2021 holiday season, according to the survey.
- The survey shows that of Americans who plan to put 2021 holiday travel expenses on a credit card, the average they plan to charge is $1,471. That’s more than $116 billion in total credit card spending on holiday travel this year.
- Approximately 9 in 10 holiday travelers (89%) — defined as those who plan to spend money on flights/hotel stays for the holidays this year — are taking action to save money on holiday-related travel expenses.
- Nearly a quarter of holiday travelers (24%) say they’re using a different means of transportation to travel for the holidays than they normally would because of COVID-19, according to the survey.
- More than three-quarters of Americans who are unsure if they will be spending money on flights/hotels this holiday season (77%) say their reasons are COVID-related, the survey shows. The same goes for more than half of Americans who don’t plan to spend on flights/hotels for the holidays this year (57%).
WILLINGNESS TO DONATE TO CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS IS UP THIS YEAR
Key findings from IMPACTS Experience released 10/27/2021
- Compared to 2020, willingness to make a charitable gift to museums, zoos aquariums, gardens, historic sites, etc. is up 8.3% in 2021.
- Willingness to make a charitable gift to theaters, symphonies and ballets is up about 7%.
- People surveyed considered making higher-value gifts to a cultural organization, specifically, compared to years past.
- People are feeling more financially stable this year compared to last year.
- Trust in cultural entities has also increased during the pandemic, and museums and performing arts organizations were generally missed by their visitors and patrons when they had to shut their doors.
Travel Research Round-Up
This week's latest trends and traveler sentiments in a one-page research summary.