According to Longwoods International’s latest Covid andSentiment survey, 60% of travelers believe that the rising of gasoline will affect their decision to in the next six months. Almost a third of respondents say that the impact will be huge.
This latest data is troubling for those in the U.S.industry, a report said. While rising will not cause the of road , the more expensive can affect consumer choices regarding how frequently travelers decide to spend on the road, as well as the distance they .
“This increased expense might not only limit the number oftravelers take, but also lead to selecting destinations closer to home or reducing their spending on items like meals, , and souvenirs as they ,” said Amir Eylon, president and CEO of Longwoods International.
Eylon said that travelers are likely to stay at cheaper, including properties with limited service. Long-haul road are also expected to be less frequent if remain at a high.
New data from Arrivalist’s DailyIndex, looking at the last three years, show the strong connection between the of gas and road in the United States of more than 50 miles.
However, 92% of those who participated in the Longwoods International survey indicated they wouldin the coming six months. Only 21% expressed concern regarding Covid than the 33% last year.
According to the survey, leading activities for almost half ofare visiting relatives or friends and road . Most of them plan to head . Others plan to go to theme parks and cities, as well as attend festivals or events.
This story originally appeared on Skift.