A Post-pandemic Travel Survey with replies from 1394 Hongkongers found strong pent-up travel demand in the city.
44% survey respondents will, after border restriction is lifted, travel outside Hong Kong within 3 months while another 22% within 6 months.
Many in Hong Kong continue spending on travel - 52.8% keep or increase travel budgets in coming year and interestingly 76% will pay more for safer trips.
Sensitive to tests and quarantines, travelers are more receptive to COVID-19 tests as over 70% accept testing at least once a week but over 50% say no to quarantines. When choosing destinations, travelers are more concerned about Restrictions & Quarantine (33.8%) and Hygiene Measures (31.6%) than Price Concession (16%) and Flexible Cancellation / Refund (18.7%).
Respondents are mainly from ITE public visitors who are mature as 48.6% in age group between 40 and 59, and 45.9% with university education.
The survey thus found ITE public visitors are rewarding targets for sellers of post-pandemic travel services in early stage of recovery.
ITE will be held from July 29 to August 1, 2021 at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, given the city for 28 days in May had no locally infected cases. Though smaller in scale, expected are exhibitors and/or pavilions not only from Hong Kong and neighboring areas but also from foreign countries.