Consumer confidence in the safety of travel is growing,
according the latest MMGY Global survey of traveler sentiment.
Confidence in the safety of domestic travel jumped 10 points
from May to June, rising to 44 points on a scale of 100, the fifth round of the
Travel Safety Barometer showed. International travel also rose 10 points, to
After several weeks of stagnation, travelers’ perceptions of
lodging safety also saw a sharp rise, increasing from 35 to 44 over the last
month. MMGY said the increase correlates with most major hotel brands starting
to promote stringent new hygiene protocols.
Travelers also reported feeling increasingly safe
participating in all activities surveyed, including going to a park, dining at
a restaurant and attending sporting events and outdoor festivals.
Outdoor activities continue to be considered much safer than
indoor experiences, with going to the beach topping the list with a safety
score of 50.
The Travel Safety Barometer survey is conducted monthly
among 1,200 U.S. residents who have taken an overnight trip for either business
or leisure in the past 12 months.