Americans are already dreaming of post-vaccination travel – and their top destinations are the world’s largest cities

New York City skyline
With the news of the vaccination, Americans are ready to revisit big cities. Westend61 / Getty Images
  • When word of potential coronavirus vaccinations reached, some people immediately began planning their next vacation.

  • Skyscanner saw peaks in both searches and bookings on the days when news of a possible coronavirus vaccine arrived.

  • While the pandemic had travelers bypassing the big cities, after the news of the Pfizer vaccination, people started looking for big cities again.

  • When the news of the Moderna vaccine reached, travelers began to look for bigger dreams and began to look for newer international destinations.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that “travel increases the chances of acquiring and disseminating COVID-19”.

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When news of potential coronavirus vaccines arrived, the world sighed with collective relief.

Despite the fact that vaccinations may not be available to everyone in the United States until May 2021, some people immediately began planning their next vacation.

Skyscanner’s travel search engine told Insider that on November 9, 2020, when news of Pfizer’s promising vaccine went on, the search for economy class back and forth from the United States increased by 39% from the previous day. Bookings jumped 25%.

Similarly, on November 16, 2020, when the news of the promising Moderna vaccine arrived, the search for economy class back and forth from the United States increased by 63% compared to the previous day. Bookings accounted for 17%.

On November 9, experimental travelers held their possible trips at a fairly local level, with U.S. destinations accounting for the top 10 locations.

However, what The American cities sought by Americans came as a surprise as much of the list consisted of big cities, with New York, Los Angeles and Miami rounding out the top three spots.

While the epidemic caused travelers to bypass big cities instead of small towns, camping, and road trips, vaccination news put big cities back at the top of people’s bucket lists.

More interestingly, once the news of a second potentially viable vaccine appeared, travelers began to dream yet larger, international destinations from London to Munich are the top 10 most sought after destinations.

Most experts predicted a boom in travel

Mark Crossey, a Skyscanner U.S. travel expert, said U.S. travelers are encouraged by most airlines ’scrapped switching fees.

“The emergence of truly flexible travel fares has not gone unnoticed and U.S. travelers are reaping the benefits,” he said, adding that low fares and flexibility are likely to persist for some time to encourage bookings.

He added that the news post following the vaccination only shows how unwavering Americans are toward travel.

Insider reported in April that many experts had predicted this, and agreed that while the question of when and how long to get there is unclear, the trip would be it bounces back quickly.

“People’s desire to travel is flexible,” a TripAdvisor spokesman said earlier in a statement to Insider. “What we’ve seen during SARS, Ebola, terrorist attacks and a number of natural disasters is that the travel industry has always boomed.”

“People have to travel. It’s a fundamental aspect of what it is to be human,” Ross Dawson, author and futurist, told Insider in April.

Konrad Waliszewski, CEO and co-founder of TripScout, told Insider that he sees the news of the vaccine as “the first major moral boom since March” for travelers.

“It takes a few months for us to see the effect, but it finally lights up at the end of the tunnel, which we can all see,” he said. “Traffic has skyrocketed at Tripscout since the news. It’s almost entirely inspiring to get ideas on where to travel in 2021, but the migration is finally back.”

From big cities like London and Los Angeles For European hotspots like Paris and Amsterdam, Americans can’t wait to visit big cities once vaccination is available

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American travelers hope to travel internationally again soon. Westend61 / Getty Images

The top ten targets are set for November 9, 2020, when news of a 90% efficacy rate for the Pfizer vaccine was received:

  1. New York City

  2. Los Angeles

  3. Miami

  4. Las Vegas

  5. Cancun

  6. London

  7. Denver

  8. Orlando

  9. Chicago

  10. Washington

The top 10 targets look until November 16, 2020, when the 94.5% efficacy rate of the Moderna vaccine was reported:

  1. London

  2. Paris

  3. Copenhagen

  4. Manchester

  5. Madrid

  6. Amsterdam

  7. Dublin

  8. Frankfurt

  9. Milan

  10. Munich

The Center for Disease Prevention and Control warns that “travel increases the chances of acquiring and spreading COVID-19.” Furthermore, the member states of the European Union remain closed to the Americans.

However, news of the vaccine seems to give American travelers hope that European travel will resume soon.

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