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Tuesday, 21 April 2020 19:17
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TASTE News Service, April 21, 2020 – All Americans are doing their best to endure unprecedented lockdown conditions during the current circumstances.

At Taste Washington Travel (and at Taste California Travel, too) we realize that real travel experiences aren’t an option today. But we’re tired of reading press releases about virtual this and virtual that.

At times it may seem like things will never get better, but we believe that they will. The press release below arrived via this morning’s e-mail. We don’t know anything about the company sending it (Skyscanner), but we appreciated seeing some positive news for a change and decided to run it verbatim. We hope that you’ll soon be able to venture outside and not just for essential services.

 

“As the travel industry responds and adapts to the challenges posed by COVID-19, we wanted to share the latest data from leading travel company Skyscanner on how travelers are feeling and the places they'd like to go once they're able to travel again.

Based on a survey conducted April 10-12, Skyscanner found the following key insights:  

  • 85% of US travelers believe it will be safe to travel domestically within the next 6 months while 74% of US travelers believe that international travel will be safe in the same timeframe
  • The top five most-searched destinations for US travelers between April 4-12 were New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago and Honolulu
  • Between April 6 and April 12, American travelers conducted a large number of searches for trips taking place between May 4 and May 10—there was a 47% week-over-week change for this May timeframe”
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