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Ninety-Five Percent of People Want to Travel Within Next 15 Months According to Vacation Survey Hosted by Dream Vacations

1,500 people surveyed across the United States from July to August 2020

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PRWEB) October 22, 2020

The recent Vacation Survey conducted by leading travel agency franchise Dream Vacations revealed that there is an incredible pent up demand for travel, as a result of COVID-19, with nearly 95 percent of those surveyed planning on taking a vacation in 2020 or 2021. Approximately 1,500 people participated in the survey which took place in July and August 2020.

Key findings of people surveyed include:

  • 95% want to take a vacation in 2020 or 2021
  • 60% feel confident with the enhanced health and safety protocols proposed by the cruise lines
  • 70% know and trust the value a travel agent provides
  • 78% realize that travel agents provide additional exclusive perks in addition to the promotions offered by cruise lines and resorts
  • 50% will go on a cruise for their next vacation, 18% will stay at a resort, and the remaining 32 percent have other plans
  • 37% hope to go to the Caribbean; 21% plan on staying in the U.S.; and 15% are going to Europe for their next vacation, while the remaining 27% selected different destinations.

“As a travel agency, we conducted this survey to gain a better understanding of how COVID-19 has impacted consumers plans to take vacations going forward,” said Drew Daly, senior vice president and general manager of Dream Vacations. “Now more than ever before people are recognizing the value and expertise that working with a travel agent affords and our agents are prepared to best serve clients when the surge of travel resumes.”

Dream Vacations travel agents serve as advocates for their clients and educate them on what the new vacation experience entails as it relates to health and safety protocols, documents needed and more. They provide their professional expertise and personalized service to match the best vacation that will meet their client’s budgets yet exceed their expectations. In addition to selling cruise, all-inclusive resorts and tour vacations, Dream Vacations agents also have access to thousands of private villas around the world through a partnership with Villas of Distinction®.

For more information or to book a dream vacation, please visit http://www.DreamVacations.com or call 800-278-4736.

About Dream Vacations

Travel agents with the top-ranked home-based travel agency franchise Dream Vacations have the resources to plan and create seamless vacation experiences for their customers while offering the best value. A member of the International Franchise Association, Dream Vacations is part of World Travel Holdings and has received franchise partner of the year, a top-ranking status, by all the major cruise lines as well as national recognition for its support of military veterans. For more information about Dream Vacations, visit http://www.DreamVacations.com and follow on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/OfficialDreamVacations.


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Survey finds Bourbonnais residents rank parks and recreation important | Local News

BOURBONNAIS — A recent online survey by the village of Bourbonnais found 96 percent of participants rate parks and recreation as important in the village.

The Local Parks and Recreation Planning survey welcomed input from residents, businesses and visitors via an online survey in September.

The three-minute survey saw 300 people participate in and provided feedback as a part of efforts to create a master plan for upgrades and improvements to existing and future parks.

The largest demographic of respondents fell between the ages of 31 to 40.

If funding were available, the top priority park amenities include: a village-wide trail system, a community pool, a water playground, playground area upgrades, and river access for recreation and boating.

“We looked at what could be safely executed now while still providing the community opportunities to get involved,” Mayor Paul Schore said.

“Even without events, we’ve seen our local engagement participation skyrocket this year. Residents are really taking pride in providing constructive feedback and being a part of these ongoing improvement projects.”

The village’s Public Works Department currently maintains 22 parks on more than 100 acres of parkland which serves an estimated 19,526 residents.

The parks and recreation planning online survey followed the village’s assessment of existing conditions in current parks.

The internal park assessment began in March and evaluated components such as park access, signage, points of entry, parking, sidewalks, surrounding land use, bathroom facilities, age of equipment, acreage, amenity availability, activity areas, safety, aesthetics and subdivisions served.

Both the survey data and park assessment will be included in a report along with recommendations for a village-wide master park plan.

The village welcomes an additional online engagement opportunity to “Imagine Bourbonnais” with the Community Campus Plan.

The third and final online survey encourages participants to rank preferred concepts and provides a chance to name the community-wide project. Since its Oct. 5 launch, the village has received 400 online survey responses.

In the fall of 2019, the village announced its plans to create a dynamic and attractive central core for community gatherings around the Municipal Center and surrounding areas.

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Consumer Survey Finds 70 Percent of Travelers Plan to Vacation in 2021

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — An overwhelming majority of US and Canadian travelers (99 percent) are eager to travel again, with 70 percent stating that they plan to take a vacation in 2021, according to a Travel Leaders Group survey of nearly 3,000 frequent travelers. The survey was conducted in September in conjunction with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector.

Travel Leaders Group survey of nearly 3,000 frequent travelers indicate that 45 percent of respondents have already made plans or are starting to make finite plans for their next vacation, while 54 percent say they are dreaming of when they can travel again.

A clear majority of US and Canadian travelers (70 percent) say they plan to take a vacation in 2021.

Results indicate that 45 percent of respondents have already made plans or are starting to make finite plans for their next vacation, while 54 percent say they are dreaming of when they can travel again.

“These are really strong numbers. The fact that 99 percent of travelers surveyed said they are planning a trip or looking forward to the time they can travel again indicates that as concerns about COVID-19 are addressed, leisure travelers will lead the recovery,” said John Lovell, President of Travel Leaders Group.

In the survey, 23 percent of respondents said they plan to travel by the end of 2020, 70 percent said they will travel in 2021 with just 18 percent saying they will resume traveling in 2022.

“Consumer uncertainty about the risk of exposure or concerns about being quarantined is a core problem,” said Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO. “With rapid testing to replace quarantine requirements, enhanced contact tracing and industry-wide standards by sector that can be clearly communicated to the public, we can help alleviate many of those concerns.”

The willingness of Americans to travel can be seen in the slow, but steady, increase in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) daily screening numbers, which fell below 90,000 a day in April and are now approaching 1 million a day at peak periods. In 2019, TSA daily traveler counts averaged between 2.3 and 2.7 million passengers a day.

More than half of travelers surveyed say they are concerned about the risk of being infected when traveling on a plane or cruise ship, getting stuck while away from home or being quarantined on a cruise ship or at a hotel. A lesser number named concerns about them or a family member contracting the virus while traveling, worries about getting a refund if the trip is cancelled, and concerns about family members with higher risk health conditions.

A majority of survey respondents said the following health and safety initiatives at airports, aboard aircraft and at resorts will make a big difference in their decision to travel in the future: mandatory masks, social distancing, enhanced cleaning, temperature checks and access to sanitizing gel. For resorts, contact-free services and customizable room cleaning were also cited.

“Our industry needs to do more to inform potential travelers about all of the health and safety protocols that have been implemented across the industry and continue to standardize those protocols to restore consumer confidence in travel,” said Lovell.

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Household Travel Survey – CMAP

CMAP has completed a comprehensive travel and activity survey for northeastern Illinois.* Data collection took place between January 2007 and February 2008. A total of 10,552 households participated in either a 1-day or 2-day survey, providing a detailed travel inventory for each member of their household on the assigned travel day(s). The resulting distribution of the sampled population closely matches northeastern IL’s household population by county. The public use data set is now available for download below. (Data for 1990 are also available below for comparison and trend analyses.)

NOTE: This survey was designed and conducted for use in regional travel demand modeling. The sample size and frame is suitable for that purpose. Proper application of the public dataset is the responsibility of the user.

*An identical survey was done for the three-county northwestern Indiana region. For information related to Travel Tracker data for NW Indiana, please contact the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC).

Data and Documentation

Click the link below to download the Travel Tracker public data set in MSAccess format. Note that there are six main tables in the database, as described in the following table. In addition, when interpreting the data, be aware that households are divided into five distinct strata, ranging from areas that have minimal access to transit and low population density, to areas that have maximum access to transit and high population density. For details about the data format, sample stratification and other related issues, please see the Data Dictionary and User’s Guide.

Table Name Table Description Notes
hh_public Household descriptors and travel data (e.g., hhsize, income, total trips, etc.) Unique households are identified by the field SAMPN.  
per_public Person-level descriptors and travel data (e.g., age, gender, disability, employment, number of trips, etc.). Unique persons (within a hh) are identified by the field PERNO. PERNO is unique within households. To identify a unique person across households, combine PERNO witih SAMPN.
place_public Trip details (e.g., travel day number, purpose, mode, travelers, tolls, departure and arrival times, distance, etc.) Unique places (per person and day within a hh) are identified by the field PLANO. The first place in every record is the place where the respondent was at 3am (typically HOME). This is the starting place for their first trip of the day (which goes from PLANO1 to PLANO2).
loc_public Location data anonymized by the centroid of the resident census tract. Unique locations are identified by the field LOCNO. HOME location numbers are constructed by adding a “9” to the beginning of a household’s SAMPN.
transit_public Detailed data for multiple segments that make up one public transit trip (or the transit segments that make up the transit portion of a mixed-mode trip that includes transit). Fields include boarding location, type of fare paid, distance to final destination, etc.  
veh_public Detailed data for all vehicles in the household (e.g., year, make, model). Unique vehicles (within a particular hh) are identified by the field VEHNO.  

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NOTE: In December 2016, the 2007-08 Travel Tracker

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