A majority of Americans are ready to travel again, according to a new survey conducted by Longwoods International. The study found that only 30 percent of Americans said COVID-19 will “greatly impact” their decision to travel in the next six months.

Sixty percent said they now feel safe traveling outside their communities, and the percentage of those who will wait to be vaccinated before traveling has declined to 27 percent, down from 37 percent just six weeks ago.

“The negative impact of COVID-19 on travel planning is waning,” said Amir Eylon, president and CEO of Longwoods International.  “And the percentage of those planning trips in the next 60 to 90 days is increasing, encouraging news for summer tourism.”

Forty-eight percent of Americans said they are consciously supporting businesses hit by the pandemic and it should be a priority for their community, 60 percent said they feel safe eating and shopping locally, and 53 percent said they feel safe opening their own communities to visitors.

The study was conducted on April 28, 2021 in partnership with Miles Partnership and surveyed 1,000 adults.