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Americans want to travel more in 2021

Americans want to travel more in 2021 following the coronavirus pandemic.

A new study by Harvest Hosts, which rent out RVs to help Americans enjoy special vacations, has revealed that over three quarters of US residents (76 per cent) are keen to head on holiday more than did in 2020, whilst nearly two thirds (60 per cent) are also looking forward to heading abroad again soon, travelling more than they did in 2019.

Only two per cent of the 10,000 people surveyed insisted they would not travel this year whilst less than a quarter (25 per cent) of people said they would head away the same amount as they did in 2019 before the pandemic hit.

And when they do go away, people are keen to keep to the road with less than one quarter (21 per cent) of people planning to take a flight in the coming 11 months. Instead, people have turned to travelling by private vehicle to get away.

Joel Holland, CEO of Harvest Hosts, said: "After the rough year we had in 2020, people are itching to hit the road. For many, travel is a basic human necessity. What we're seeing is that you don't have to travel halfway around the world to scratch this itch. The survey results may seem extreme, but it comes down to the fact that many still have reservations about air travel. The data shows that people will continue opting for the safety of road trips, leading to a boom in backyard exploration and growing interest in RVing."

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