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Friday, May 07 2021 - 17:45
UserTesting Research Finds Australians Express Caution Regarding Travel Bubble, and For Good Reason
SYDNEY, 7 May 2021/PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    - Despite excitement to travel again, study reveals some Australians are 
taking a wait-and-see approach    

    Optimism abounded for many Australian tourists when a travel bubble between 
Australia and New Zealand, allowing travel without quarantine, opened on April 
18th. UserTesting [], a leading provider of 
on-demand Human Insights [], 
queried Australians on their reactions to the new travel opportunity and 
learned that caution was the word of the day for many. 

    Travel concerns about COVID spikes 

    Some of their fears and concerns materialized faster than expected. A COVID 
outbreak in Perth, resulting in a lockdown on April 23rd, caused New Zealand to 
pause the travel bubble with Western Australia. The possibility of COVID cases 
rising again was a concern that emerged from the study. Another concern 
revealed [] was the potential of 
getting locked out of one's home country should a COVID spike and lockdown 
occur while abroad.  

    Who is ready to travel? 

    Even with travel to New Zealand still open within regions of Australia, 
many travelers won't be packing their bags right away. The study found that 60 
percent of men surveyed planned to travel, yet 70 percent of women did not.  It 
was also revealed that for those who plan on taking advantage of the travel 
bubble, a majority of respondents (100 percent of women and 90 percent of men) 
don't plan to travel for at least 90 days or longer. 

    What is clear, is that those Australians planning on taking advantage of 
the travel bubble will be doing so for fun. The study found that 90 percent of 
men and 70 percent of women [] would 
be traveling purely for pleasure. 

    More travel bubbles with more countries 

    Respondents would like to see global travel open in a safe and well-planned 
manner. Beyond Australian & New Zealand travel bubble, other countries 
respondents would like to see open up next include Hong Kong, Singapore, 
Taiwan, and Vietnam []. Many feel 
travel to Europe and the United States may be far off, possibly not until 2022, 
due to the high COVID rates. 


    The study was conducted in April with 10 men and 10 women that participated 
in the video think-aloud study. The participants were between the ages of 25 
and 50, living in Australia.

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    Media Contact:

    Chris Halcon

    Source: UserTesting