It’s the season of good cheer and brotherly love!
Unless, for some people, one happens to be unvaccinated.
According to the traveling connoisseurs at the Vacationer—who conducted and published this 2021 Holiday Travel Survey—roughly one third of American adults refuse to celebrate the holidays with someone they know is unvaccinated regardless of any negative COVID test results they may have in tow. About half (46.66 percent, to be exact) would be willing to share in their good will on Earth should said unvaccinated individual take a test beforehand.
The demographic that the study found to be the most open to celebrating with people no matter their vaccination status were young adults ages 18 to 29 while older populations appeared to be more stringent.
The Vacationer didn’t look at just vaccination status, though; their survey additionally asked other questions pertaining to holiday travel, such as whether people were comfortable traveling for seasonal celebrations in general.
Fortunately, only nearly 11 percent of respondents admitted to being “less comfortable” traveling in comparison than last year while a little over 42 percent said they were “more comfortable,” signaling how the travel industry is most certainly in healthy recovery post-pandemic.
The survey does get slightly personal, though, as it asked individuals who participated whether they would be spending their holidays in the company of someone they aren’t all too crazy about.
Fortunately, only about 66 percent said “no,” although roughly 21 responded yes, there would be more than one person they disliked present at holiday celebrations.
For that 21 percent—here’s to hoping you have some mulled wine at your disposal, at least.
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