Travel Behavior in Times of the Corona Pandemic

Latest survey by Frankfurt’s Institute for Aviation and Tourism

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The Institute for Aviation and Tourism (IAT) at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences has published the results of its latest trend survey on “Leisure Travel Behavior in Times of the Corona Pandemic”. With the availability of Corona vaccines as a silver lining for the industry, the survey addressed several key questions: How can travel demand be increased during the vaccination roll-out? How should travelling look like after successful vaccination programs?

The survey with over 500 respondents concluded that most people do not believe in normal travelling being possible before 2022. Governmental travel warnings are generally well perceived whereas their low level of predictability is criticized. Two thirds of respondents would consider flying as before the crisis if travel corridors existed and negative COVID-19 tests pre-flight would be mandatory. The overall service experience with providers such as hotels, airlines or railway companies during the pandemic is considered positive, including their hygienic concepts, or cancellation and refunding policies.

A management summary of the survey is available for download.