We knew Americans are desperate to travel again – but we didn’t know just how desperate until now: 38% of Americans polled by Trivago said they’d give up sex for a year if they could resume traveling immediately. For Brits, 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 dump their partner for a chance to hit the road again and a quarter said they’d trade all theirs savings for a trip. Nearly half of the Americans polled said they’d give up their jobs, too.
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About a quarter of the Americans and nearly a third of Brits said their goal for their first post-pandemic trip would be to spend time with family and friends they weren’t able to see due to COVID restrictions. For senior citizens, the numbers were even higher: 35% of Americans and 47% of Brits.
More than half of the respondents said they’d adopted a new hobby during the pandemic and once it’s all over, about two-thirds (US, 68%; UK, 64%) said they’d probably choose a vacation related to that hobby.
The mere thought of their first post-pandemic trip made more than half “excited.”
All told, upwards of four out of five respondents said they view travel as a fundamental part of a good life and about two-thirds said one the pandemic ends, they will travel more than usual to make up for lost time.
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