63% willing to travel in three months: Survey

63% willing to travel in three months: Survey

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has found that 63% of people it surveyed in northern India are gearing up to travel within three months of relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown, but most of them have ruled out any international travel.

New Delhi, May 24

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has found that 63% of people it surveyed in northern India are gearing up to travel within three months of relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown, but most of them have ruled out any international travel.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the survey was conducted online among a limited sample of 250 respondents across Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

The survey has also found that post the coronavirus lockdown, hygiene standards maintained by hotels would be the single most important deciding factor for tourists while selecting the place of stay.

Around 68% of the respondents said hygiene standards would determine their choice of hotels. Around 59% of the respondents said use of protective gear was the most important precaution they would take during travel, with ‘Aarogya Setu’ App being the preferred choice of around one-fifth of the respondents.

Close to two-thirds of the respondents would like to travel within three months of relaxation of the lockdown. Around 17% of people said they saw travel as an important means of rejuvenation.

While 33% of the respondents are likely to resume travel within a month, about 30% said they would wait for three months. However, about 7% of the respondents said they would prefer to wait for a year.

The survey also found that most people are likely to travel for business (37.4%) while around 32% said they could plan outings to their extended families. However, only 2.4% said they would make advance bookings. — PTI

Only 1.4% prefer overseas travel

  • The survey was conducted online across Chandigarh, Delhi, HP, Haryana, J&K, Ladakh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and UP
  • Only 1.4% of respondents have shown preference for overseas travel
  • Around 68% of the respondents said hygiene standards would determine their choice of hotels

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