Last updated on 31 December 2019
When asked about air travel plans for 2020, 34% of respondents plan on traveling more for leisure than in 2019. Business travel will see less of a hike with just 15% of respondents noting they would be traveling more often for work 2020.
More than 420 people participated in the survey conducted by The GO Group, LLC, the nation’s largest airport transportation provider serving more than 85 airports worldwide including many of those served by the now shuttered Super Shuttle.
Increase will be Greater for Vacationers than Business Travelers
These numbers differ from those received from a similar survey conducted last year in which 24% of those who answered said they would be traveling more for leisure and 20% more for business in 2019 vs. 2018.
Just six percent of this year’s survey participants said they planned less leisure travel in 2020 while 16% percent will be traveling less for business – a significant change when compared with five percent in last year’s survey.
Fifty and 37% of respondents plan on traveling about the same amount for leisure and business this year, respectively. Nine percent said they weren’t sure about leisure plans yet, and 24% weren’t sure about business travel activity.
“We can surmise from these results that people continue to remain confident in the current booming economy and their job security, leaving more time for vacations, specifically via planes,” says John McCarthy, president of The GO Group. Hopefully these trends will continue as the travel and tourism industry generated 10.4 percent of all global economic activity in 2918 according to GTP.