AAA Survey Indicated Travel Optimism

After more than a year of masks, hand sanitizer and carry-out meals, a survey by Triple-A-Iowa finds Iowans are over the pandemic and they’re more than ready to return to vacations and traveling. Meredith Mitts, a spokeswoman for the motor club, says traveler confidence is soaring.



Over the course of the past three surveys, she says Iowans’ comfort level has significantly increased as their concern about COVID-19 waned.



Of those who are already or plan to be vaccinated, 44-percent say travel was a motivating factor in doing so. Where are Iowans wanting to go?


The survey also finds a growing number of Iowans are back on board with the idea of taking a cruise.


The survey shows two-thirds of Iowans have already traveled or plan to take a trip in 2021, while more than half of those will take their next trip between July and September.