With vaccine rollout well underway, 54 percent of U.S. travelers plan to take a trip within the first two months of getting vaccinated. Rest and relaxation is top of mind for travelers, with 63 percent of respondents looking for a quiet getaway instead of an action-packed trip. Cleanliness and flexibility are important for travelers. Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said “extended clean and disinfection” was the most important factor when booking a rental. “Free cancellation” was a top consideration for 45 percent of respondents.
Eighty percent of respondents said they saved money by not traveling in 2020 and of those, 55 percent intend to put it toward a future trip. Forty-two percent of respondents plan to take more overnight trips in 2021 compared to before the pandemic. Travel improves the mental health of 92 percent of those surveyed.
HomeToGo collected data from 1,298 respondents ages 21 and older in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Spain and Germany. The survey was conducted online in April 2021. For more information on methodology and full survey results, visit the website.
The Bungalows at Kenzo Hall officially opened to guests last month. The bungalows feature 10 luxury accommodations in Kenzo Hall, a 22-room lakefront hotel operated by Western Catskills hotel and restaurant group Foster Supply Hospitality. The name pays tribute to the bungalow colonies in the Catskills from the turn of the 19th century, when Jewish farmers around the region began renting cottages to seasonal travelers escaping the cities. In the 1950s, many of the Bungalows offered full-service amenities like meals and entertainment.
Thinking about an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with lively cities, an extravaganza of festivals and the BEST Halloween celebrations around, the island of Ireland is calling! And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, these might just seal the deal …
A new initiative puts the spotlight on accessible travel in Florida. As part of National Mobility Awareness Month this past May, Visit Panama City Beach launched Fun.For.All, which promotes and provides guidance on all the easily-accessible things to do in Panama City Beach. The tourism organization reports more than 18 million people in North America deal with mobility challenges.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.