ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Half of US travelers say that coronavirus isolation recommendations did not impact their domestic travel plans, according to a recent report by travel insurance aggregator, Squaremouth. With US travelers remaining stateside, Squaremouth.com reveals 3 surprising trends in domestic travel amidst COVID-19.
Vacation Rentals Surpass Hotel Stays
- Vacation rentals are the most popular accommodation type, with almost 50% of travelers opting to stay at a vacation rental during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Cleanliness concerns or social distancing guidelines may have been a factor in travelers' accommodation decisions, as 37% will stay at a hotel, and only 4% plan to camp or stay in an RV for their trip.
Travelers Still Take to the Skies
- Over 60% of travelers still plan to fly to their domestic destinations.
- 88% of all domestic travelers are heading out of state for their trip.
Isolation Recommendations Only Impact Trips for Half Of US Travelers
- 50% of travelers said that isolation recommendations did not change the type of trip they are taking.
- The majority of travelers are taking beach vacations (51%) or camping or adventure trips (35%).
- Only 15% of travelers will be taking trips to a city.
Methodology: Squaremouth surveyed customers who are traveling domestically amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Data is based on responses from 863 Squaremouth.com customers.
Additional Travel Insurance for COVID-19 Resource:
Squaremouth.com created the Traveler's Guide to Travel Insurance for COVID-19 which is updated daily as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.
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