A new study by Global Rescue has revealed encouraging statistics for the travel industry, with passengers keen to head away from spring 2021 onwards as more people have their COVID-19 vaccine and borders start to be reopened.
The survey revealed that over three out of four respondents were feeling more confident about travelling in the second half of the year - July to December 2021 - whilst over half 54 per cent of those surveyed admitted they were concerned about travelling in the first half of the year. Only 5 per cent said they would wait until 2022.
For most, it is receiving a COVID-19 vaccination which will make them feel most safe, with 47 per cent of people revealing getting the jab will make them feel safer, whilst over one third (34 percent) said open borders would help too.
Global Rescue CEO, Dan Richards, said: "Traveler confidence is growing stronger and that’s good news for the travel industry. Travellers will feel safe enough to plan trips and vacations when they are vaccinated, when borders are open and managed in a predictable way and when they know they’ll be able to get home if the worst happens."