A new report from American Express has found that 54% of respondents view being a digital nomad more enticing than ever before.
“After a year of working from home, people have realized the benefits of working remotely, from spending more time at home with family to trading in your virtual beach background for the real thing,” said Audrey Hendley, president of American Express Travel. “While it’s too soon to predict exactly how this will play out, it’s likely that we’ll start to see a hybrid in-person/remote work style become more of a norm.”
The report includes research from consumer surveys and American Express Travel booking data, providing insight into what consumer’s want and desire from the future of travel.
Around 78% of respondents stated that they wanted to travel in 2021 and 87% stated that having a future trip planned would give them something to look forward to.
Many have opted for the “book now, figure it out later” approach, with 56% of respondents stating that they are willing to book a trip now even if they have to cancel it later.
Even more, 63% of respondents stated that they were saving up their credit card points so they can eventually go on vacation when they feel safe doing so.