Summer holidays are just around the corner and while travel agencies have shown encouraging growth rates, the French don't seem ready to splurge this summer.
According to a study by the insurer Allianz Travel, 15% of French people surveyed consider the situation too stressful and don’t plan a vacation.
The travel agencies have reopened their doors and are facing a great influx of visitors.
Although the dynamic is positive, there are still some obstacles to recovery. Restrictions are still in effect and penalize the French's desire to go elsewhere.
According to a study for Allianz Travel, on May 24 and 25, 2021, using a representative sample of the French population aged 18 and over, the French want to recharge their batteries, but not at any price.
While 60% of those surveyed will opt for activities that do not involve wearing a mask, 15% will forego a summer vacation because they feel it is too stressful to go.
In spite of the reductions, the constraints and risks are considered too great for a part of the population, 45% of whom prefer to go to France to avoid the health constraints of traveling abroad (PCR test, risk of border closure).
But Europe is not left out, since 13% of respondents plan a vacation in European countries and only 3% will try a destination outside the European Union.
According to the survey, 35% of respondents plan to purchase travel insurance this summer and 28% of respondents purchase travel insurance systematically.