US News In 2021, the French want to travel in the middle of nature, "far from the crowds"
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In terms of travel, 2021 is likely to look like the previous year. According to a recent survey, 76% of French people will choose their destination mainly based on the health situation of the planned vacation spot, favoring proximity (France and Europe) and green spaces.
We would have thought, a few months ago, that 2021 would herald the return with great fanfare of trips to distant lands. But according to a survey carried out by the tour operator Worldia, proximity will be the watchword in the choice of destinations for the year 2021.
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Places located in France or in Europe are thus the most targeted (56%), unlike long-haul destinations, which only attract 16% of respondents, while 26% do not plan to travel this year. A scenario that is reminiscent of the one favored by a large number of French people during the summer of 2020, even if the vaccines against Covid-19 were not yet available.
According to the survey, 64% correctly state that they would be vaccinated if it became a mandatory condition for traveling. There is no longer any question of booking without insurance: 31% of those surveyed plan to opt for this offer on their next trips, while 38% deem "more prudent" to book at the last minute.
Always in the spirit of wanting to take precautions, 66% of French people think of booking individual accommodation (rental apartment, motorhome) and rely on "short-term" stays, mainly as a couple (50%) or with family (48%).
This attraction for local destinations is also reflected in a more or less significant share of the budget associated with travel: less than 1000 euros per person all inclusive for 52% of those questioned (transport, accommodation, catering, activities), even if 38% plan to extend this budget to an amount between 1000 and 2449 euros.
As for the type of vacation envisaged, immersion in nature seems to take precedence over everything else: 37% of those polled say they want to recharge their batteries in green spaces (parks, reserves) and above all "away from the crowds".
Nuclear: the United States calms things down with Iran .
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