Staycation and Family Vacation Destinations Will be Highly Sought After Post COVID-19
The Wego survey reveals that staycations and family vacations will be highly desired post COVID-19
- The majority of respondents already have a plan for post-pandemic travel
- 63% of travelers are eager to travel within the next 3 months
- Cleanliness and physical distancing are among the top priorities
Jakarta, 11 June 2020 – Wego.co.id, the leading online travel marketplace in Asia Pacific and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) announced its survey results on Indonesia’s post-pandemic travel trends.
The survey was conducted on travelers who live in Greater Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya, Bandung, and a number of cities in Indonesia from May 21 to June 5, 2020.
Self-quarantine and PSBB which have lasted for over 2 months gave travelers time to prepare for their post-pandemic vacation. Among the respondents, 70% stated they already have vacation plans.
Domestic flights resuming operation is a breath of fresh air to the travel community. As many as 63% of respondents expect to travel immediately within the next 3 months.
Around 44% of respondents stated that they would book flight tickets and hotels once the city lockdown is lifted and domestic flights have resumed. On the other hand, 22% of respondents said that they would purchase plane tickets and hotels as soon as international flights resume. The rest said they would only plan a vacation when the situation is considered safe.
Kaushal Pilikuli, Director, Growth Marketing APAC, Wego, said: “Since flights have not fully resumed yet and lockdowns are gradually being lifted, domestic destinations closer to home are becoming a popular choice for travelers. To keep our users updated with the travel reopening timelines and help them better plan their vacations, we are closely monitoring the countries that are lifting travel restrictions and which airlines are flying again and sharing regular updates on our blog.”
The Wego survey also revealed that staycations and family vacations will be sought after. Around 37% of respondents expressed their desire for a family vacation, while 26% are looking forward to having a relaxing staycation. Other types of trips that are also in demand are nature and adventure trips (13%) and going back to hometown (12%). A number of respondents also expressed their interest in solo travel, culinary adventures, and religious tourism after the situation is under control.
If cost, safety and comfort used to be travelers’ main concerns, the new normal has brought new priorities. People are highly concerned with cleanliness, physical distancing, and health protocols in tourist attractions.
“The hotel industry, airlines and the governments are putting sustainable health and safety measures in place to ensure the guests enjoy a seamless experience.” concluded Kaushal.