We've received over 84,000 responses from 11 countries across Northern Europe.
The main findings and trends
- The good news for the travel industry is that overall attitudes towards travel remain strong, with 78% of the respondents saying they will travel the same or more than before.
- When choosing a destination, the trend is to stay in Europe (44%) or visit a neighbouring country (42%). Only 1% answered that they will totally avoid travelling.
- Almost two-thirds of the respondents (65%) answered they would consider ferry travel over air travel in the wake of COVID-19. When choosing means of transport the respondents are most likely to choose to travel by car and ferry and less likely to travel by air, coach, and train.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has also changed the priorities when choosing how we travel. 83% said fresh air circulation onboard or the ability to go out on the deck was important or very important. While 75% said the ability to move around was important/very important.
Committed to a safe and sustainable journey
Positive sentiment towards car and ferry travel in Europe and neighbouring countries is apparent during COVID-19. It is no surprise that the ability to breathe fresh sea air and move around and keep social distance to others is a priority.
“We are all going through a challenging situation right now. That’s why we asked our customers how they felt for travel going forward. We can conclude that there is a strong will to start travelling again and that ferry travel seems to be a popular alternative.”
By and large, the ability to bring your own car, move around freely, and get fresh air on deck is something that not many other modes of transport can offer.
More information about the online survey
In total, the survey was answered by 84,309 respondents. One lucky participant per country received a €500 travel voucher.