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Americans really want to get back to traveling.
In fact, a recent survey by hotel search platform Trivago found that 81% of Americans said that not being able to travel has been one of the worst parts of the coronavirus pandemic.
The survey, which Trivago released earlier this week, polled more than 2,000 adults in the U.S. and U.K. According to Insider, 1,011 of those surveyed were Americans.
In a release, the company said it created the survey to “see how consumers are planning, dreaming and considering travel in 2021.”
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The survey found that Americans are so desperate for travel that they’d be willing to give things up to take a trip immediately.
Of those polled, 25% of American respondents said they would give up all their savings to travel now and another 48% would give up their jobs.
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Some respondents were even willing to give up some relationships to travel immediately, with 20% saying they would give up their significant other and 38% saying they would give up sex for a year.
A new survey from hotel search platform Trivago found that Americans are desperate to get back to travel. (iStock)
Given those poll numbers, Trivago said: “It’s clear that travel plays a massive role in our lives and overall happiness.”
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In fact, 84% of American respondents said travel is crucial to having a good life.
Another 56% said they feel “excited” when they think about their first trip after the pandemic.
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When people do get back to traveling, Trivago found that the top “dream vacation” for 26% of American respondents will be “time with the family and friends I’ve missed.”
The survey also found that 72% of American respondents said they plan to travel even more than they had in the past once the pandemic is over.
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