Travelers are already thinking ahead to how they’ll book and pay for future trips. With the increase in flexible booking options, respondents are ready to book now, with 56% of respondents indicating that they miss traveling so much that they are willing to book a trip even if they might have to cancel it in the future.
“We’re seeing significant pent-up demand for cruises in 2022, not only from our loyal guests who cannot wait for their next cruise vacation, but we’re also encouraged to see interest from new guests looking to experience cruising for the first time. We look forward to doing what we love and once again sailing on the open seas and providing our guests with a great vacation experience.”- Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation
Sixty-one percent of survey respondents plan to spend more than they normally would on a trip in 2021 since they could not travel in 2020. Additionally, sixty-three percent of respondents say they are saving their credit card points so they can go on a vacation once they feel comfortable traveling, and one in three respondents say they will likely use more travel credits or points to pay for all or part of a trip in 2021 than they did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.