A new survey released today by iReach Insights has found that 48% of adults in Ireland have already cancelled overseas holidays and 11% have cancelled staycations.
The survey was carried out among 1,000 adults nationwide and is nationally representative by age, region and gender. It shows that 60% of all adults were planning to go abroad before the Covid-19 outbreak and 18% were planning a Staycation in Ireland.
Twenty percent are still hoping for a Staycation later this year with a further 23% having given-up on overseas travel and now planning a Staycation. This change in holiday plans is highest amongst those ages 55+ reaching 30%.
The research shows that 24% are still hoping to go abroad later this year with 24% feeling it will be safe to travel before the end of 2020. Fifty five percent believe it will feel safe to travel abroad in 2021 and 21% believe it will be 2022 before they feel it will be safe to travel overseas.