After staying home for almost a year, the Americans gave everything to get back on the streets. Something.
Desperate vacationers said they would willingly give up love, sex, or money in exchange for a trip, according to a recent poll by travel search website Trivago.
More than 80% of those surveyed said that traveling is part of a well-rounded life.
To that end, nearly half or 48% would quit their jobs, 38% would give up sex for a year, a quarter would give up all their savings, and one in five would fire their partner if that meant they could go on a trip in the near future .
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Undoubtedly the past 11 months have taken a toll. In 2020, an overwhelming majority of Americans cut, postponed, or canceled their scheduled time off. At the same time, the average working day increased by almost an hour, according to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Now, more than half of US consumers said they will be on vacation later this year, but that also depends largely on vaccinations.
To date, approximately 43 million Americans have received at least one dose of Moderna and Pfizer’s two-shot Covid vaccines since they received emergency approval from the FDA in December.
That number could grow significantly as drug makers prepare to nearly double their production, clearing the way for approval of Johnson & Johnson’s unique vaccine.
But that doesn’t mean that Americans are ready to fly to an exotic location. Most said their idea of a “dream vacation” was now an opportunity to spend time with friends and family.
Trivago surveyed more than 2,000 adults in the US and UK in early January.
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