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New Analysis Highlights How Vaccinated, Unvaccinated People Say They Will Journey Heading Into the Vacation Season

MMGY Journey Intelligence has simply launched the outcomes of its ‘Portrait of American Vacationers’ survey, 2021 Fall Version, which was fielded in late July. Its findings counsel that traveler sentiment continues to be going robust and point out that the trade can count on a busy vacation season this 12 months.

It additionally confirmed that the overwhelming majority of each vaccinated and unvaccinated vacationers are to get out of city over the approaching months, however that the 2 subsets of journey shoppers are planning various kinds of journeys.


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Amongst People, the intent to trip over the past three months of 2021 has elevated, with 53 % of U.S. adults saying that they plan on doing so. That’s up three % from the findings of MMGY’s Summer time Version of the ‘Portrait of American Vacationers’ survey, fielded in April.

Nonetheless, the Delta variant’s affect on the sector is appreciable, and quarter-over-quarter development has slowed following a sturdy summer time season. Almost three-quarters (73 %) of survey respondents mentioned they plan on vacationing throughout the subsequent six months, which is nearly unchanged from April’s findings of 72 %.

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated

The survey discovered that over half (54 %) of energetic leisure vacationers have gotten inoculated in opposition to COVID-19. Though, surprisingly, evidently individuals’s vaccination standing has virtually no measurable affect on their intentions about whether or not or to not journey. To wit, 80 % of the energetic leisure vacationers surveyed who had been already vaccinated plan to take a leisure journey throughout the coming six months, whereas 81 % of those that don’t plan on being vaccinated mentioned the identical.

There have been, nevertheless, considerable variations within the methods the 2 teams intend on touring. Significantly extra vaccinated vacationers are planning stays at motels/resorts, and plan to go to family and friends, journey by private automotive, fly domestically and take a world journey over the subsequent six months than their unvaccinated counterparts. Those that don’t plan to get the jab had been discovered to be barely extra prone to journey for the aim of attending a convention or conference (10 %) than the immunized vacationers (six %).

When questioned about how they might react to hypothetical vaccination necessities for each enterprise and leisure journey, the vast majority of survey members mentioned that such restrictions would have an effect on the chance that they’d select to journey. When evaluating generations, Millennials emerged because the group probably to reply that they might take a flight or cruise, keep in a lodge or resort, or attend enterprise conferences or conventions if proof of vaccination had been to be required of all fellow vacationers and journey firm workers.

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Household strolling collectively throughout the holidays. (photograph by way of olesiabilkei/iStock/Getty Photographs Plus)

2021 Vacation Journey Outlook

Because the unfold of COVID-19 put a significant damper on touring for the 2020 end-of-year holidays, People are desirous to reunite this 12 months with their missed family and friends members. MMGY’s survey means that 42 % of U.S. adults plan on touring in 2021 for celebrations of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa.

Distance doesn’t appear to have a lot affect on their selections of vacation vacation spot, with 42 % of respondents saying their vacation journey plans will take them greater than 500 miles from residence.

The youthful generations demonstrated the strongest intentions for vacation journey with 61% of Millennials and 52% of Gen Z-ers planning to take journey for no less than one of many aforementioned holidays. Their vacation travels will take them to go to the properties of pals or household (42 %), go on a household leisure trip (31 %), or meet up with their household or prolonged members of the family at a trip vacation spot (28 %).


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