A new study by HomeToGo - a vacation rental search engine - has revealed that 54 per cent of US residents are keen to get away sooner rather than later after they receive their jab against coronavirus.
And when they do get away, over two thirds (68 per cent) of people are keen to head abroad to get some downtime off work, whilst 92 per cent of people plan to embark on an international holiday after they get their vaccine. A further 55 per cent also plan to spend more money on their next holiday than before.
Mahendra Roopa, HomeToGo's Director of Product, Machine Learning and Data Science, explained: "Following a tough year spent mostly at home, our data shows that travellers desperately want to get away and enjoy a much-needed break from it all, with many searching for vacation rentals in quieter escapes that will allow them to truly disconnect. We’re also seeing an upward trend when it comes to two-person trips this summer, as travellers polled in our Return of Travel survey expressed more desire to travel with their partner compared to pre-pandemic."
Caroline Burns, Head of PR and Travel Expert at HomeToGo, added: "Traveling to new places has the amazing ability to bring us happiness - in fact, 92% of American travellers surveyed feel travel improves their mental health. We’re excited to be offering a wealth of vacation rental options - in beaches, remote escapes, or for weekend staycations - for families, couples, friends and solo travellers alike as they dust off their suitcases and finally have the chance to escape this summer."