Insurtech company VisitorsCoverage recently conducted a survey regarding travel habits. More than 1,000 frequent travelers were questioned about travel habits and plans for the coming year.
Seventy-nine percent of those surveyed said they are more likely to buy insurance in 2023 than they have in the past. Fifty percent said they purchased travel insurance in the past.
When asked about travel concerns, the economy/inflation (29 percent) and flight delays (22 percent) were the top concerns. Risk of illness (15 percent) and inclement weather (15 percent) also ranked high.
Social media offers travel inspiration for 71 percent of respondents, particularly Facebook (82 percent), Instagram (77 percent) and TikTok (61 percent). Friends and family offer the highest source of inspiration at 76 percent.
For 2023, 84 percent of those surveyed plan to fly to their destination. Road trips are still popular, with 78 percent planning a drivable trip. Cruising (48 percent) and train trips (44 percent) are also options.
Airplane Pet Peeves
Of those surveyed, 8 percent said they would cancel their trip if assigned a middle seat on a flight. For those willing to take the middle seat, 35 percent stated they would rather sit between toddlers than sit between a bickering couple (27 percent), armrest hogs (16 percent) or people who remove their shoes and socks (14 percent).
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
If you’re trying to travel with the family on a budget, you might feel like there’s no way you’ll be able to truly enjoy all the culinary experiences you might if you were to travel solo or just with your partner. However, that’s not necessarily the case. Don’t make the mistake of thinking every culinary capital across the globe is going to cost you a pretty penny every time you head to dinner as a crew. A new study from Sail Croatia uncovered the cheapest foodie destinations in Europe, so you can plan your next trip accordingly.
Dude alert: If you’ve fallen out of touch with the other guys in your family, Cody Yellowstone is the perfect place to catch up — and autumn is the ideal season for doing so in the great outdoors. From off-road adventures to historic ghost towns to plenty of wildlife, there’s something in this dynamic destination to please family travelers.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.