Americans largely embrace measures to mitigate COVID-19 transmission while traveling. Despite news stories of unruly passengers refusing to wear masks, two-thirds of travelers say they are more likely to fly if masking is required, while 10% say they are less likely. A slightly smaller share, 58%, say they would embrace proof of vaccination to fly. And that figure is even higher for high-income and frequent travelers.
Most travelers expect to spend as much as or more than they did in 2019 on their longest trip of the holiday season. But more say they plan to decrease their spend compared to findings from the Deloitte Summer Travel Survey, 2021. The budget tightening is especially prominent among lower-income households (figure 2). Meanwhile, high-income households have high hopes for their holiday trips—85% plan to match or exceed their 2019 budgets. Half expect to spend more than $5,000 on their longest holiday trip, while half of lower income travelers will spend less than $1,000.