Enthusiasm to get travelling again is dampened by confusion about new requirements Enthusiasm to get travelling again is dampened by confusion about new requirements

Travellers keen but confused

Travellers want to get moving again, but their enthusiasm is being dampened by confusion around international requirements, according to a just released survey commissioned by Amadeus.

The survey of 9,074 consumers across France, Germany, India, Spain, Russia, Singapore, the UAE, the UK, and the US shows the appetite to travel is high. It indicates 77% of travellers globally want to travel in the next year, with 50% of expecting to take a flight for business later this year.

At the same time, it reveals that greater clarity on restrictions and guidelines will be key to unlocking increased traveller confidence. Over a third (35%) of travellers say the current international guidelines around where and how to travel are confusing, making them less likely to book business and/or leisure travel.

Travellers are exhibiting increased openness to embrace technology and share health data so they can start travelling again. Ninety three percent of them globally would be willing to provide personal data for the effective use of digital health passports or certificates – a slight increase from 91% in February 2021.

When asked which technology would increase confidence to travel in the next 12 months, the top technologies include: 
• Mobile applications that provide on-trip notifications and alerts (44%);
• Self-service check-in (41%);
• Contactless mobile payments (eg Apple or Google Pay, Paypal, Venmo) (41%);
• Automated and flexible cancellation policies (40%).

To read the survey CLICK HERE.

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