Arizona Governor's Conference Available online plus links / updates regarding Travel Sentiment

 

 AOT recorded each of their Conference sessions and have them posted on their YouTube Channel

GCOT 2020 General Session

GCOT 2020 Breakout 1: The New Approach to Creating Compelling Video Content


GCOT 2020 Breakout 2: Leave No Trace


GCOT 2020 Breakout 3: County Visitation & Traveler Sentiment Post-COVID


GCOT 2020 Breakout 4: The Path Forward: Tools for Destination Recovery Planning


GCOT 2020 Closing Keynote Session: Disrupting for Good

Travel Sentiment - websites to watch

Arrivalist

  • They offer a Daily Travel Index where you can view whole US or select AZ only

Destination Analysts:

Key Findings to Know:

  • Americans of all ages continue to say staying safe from infection is their top lifestyle priority over the next half-year. Compared to two months ago, younger travelers are now further prioritizing many psycho-emotional needs like escaping stress and relaxation, while Baby Boomers are placing less emphasis on these.
  • Nearly 6-in-10 agree that planning a vacation for sometime in the next 6 months would bring them happiness.
  • Driven by younger travelers, excitement for near-term travel and openness to travel inspiration returned to levels last seen in early June, and there was a small increase in travel readiness.
  • Compared to how they felt in April, Americans are now less likely to agree that the types of travel destinations they choose will change after the pandemic, and less likely to say they will avoid many types of experiences.
  • Colorado, Alaska and Montana have joined Florida, Las Vegas, California and New York as some of the top destinations Americans are saying they most want to visit in the next year.
  • Americans find airline, hotel and restaurant discounts most appealing.
  • Convention travelers’ trust in their fellow attendees to behave in a way that minimizes the spread of COVID-19 has lessened slightly.

This week, over half of Americans say they continue to feel that the pandemic will worsen in the US in the next month and concerns about health and financial safety remain elevated. Thus, Americans of all ages continue to say staying safe from infection is their top lifestyle priority over the next half-year. However, compared to two months ago, younger travelers are now further prioritizing many psycho-emotional needs like escaping stress and relaxation, while Baby Boomers are placing less emphasis on these.

  • As we have said previously, fortunately, travel is well positioned as a wellness activity in the American psyche. Nearly 6-in-10 (57.3%) agree that planning a vacation for sometime in the next 6 months would bring them happiness.

 

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