Middle East: To travel or not to travel? Undoubtedly this is one of the top questions millions of leisure travellers in the Middle East and around the world are asking themselves, their family, and peers. The focus of Amadeus’s latest research explores the leisure traveler’s mindset towards planning and purchasing upcoming travel amidst the realities of COVID-19.
To do this, Amadeus got the opinions of +8,500 CheckMyTrip users from around the world through a quantitative and qualitative survey. The research gives us very good reason to be hopeful about the travel industry’s future.
Amadeus’s research findings, outlined in the eBook Destination X: Where to Next - What Leisure Travellers Want in a COVID-19 World, shows consumers have a healthy appetite for travel despite the ongoing challenges and unknowns that still lie ahead.
Travel agents are far from passé. Travellers now place a higher premium on problem solving and support, especially for longer journeys. 70 percent of all those surveyed were open to custom travel experiences, either advised by travel agents or designed themselves. With an array of uncertainties still unfolding, Amadeus sees the potential for travel sellers to play a bigger role in helping consumers successfully navigate their options throughout all phases of their trip