Sonder Holdings Inc. Reveals Nationwide Survey Results Highlighting America’s Return to Travel
Study shows significant increase in
The report, conducted in partnership with Ipsos, shows a significant increase in the number of Americans with plans for personal travel in 2022 compared to results from a baseline survey conducted by
Survey highlights include:
Americans are eager to travel in 2022, with a significant increase in personal travel plans since last summer. Almost three-fourths of Americans (72%) say they have personal travel plans this year, up 10 points since
July 2021. Interest in business or international travel is also higher than it was last year – up eight and ten points, respectively.
- Longer trips and “digital nomadism” may be here to stay, especially among certain demographic groups. Six-in-ten (61%) Americans are interested in taking a trip for two weeks or more in the next year, with interest higher among younger adults aged 18-34 and parents. While younger adults are more interested in longer trips, 82% of family travelers say they are interested in taking a trip while working remotely (up 15 points from last summer). For digital nomads and travelers booking long-term stays, many of Sonder’s spaces offer high-speed internet and comfortable workspaces in addition to fully-equipped kitchens, living rooms, multiple bedrooms and en-suite laundry, delivering a great place to spread out and work remotely for extended periods.
Value is the top priority among Americans planning to travel for personal reasons. Four-in-ten Americans (42%) prioritize high value for the price paid, followed by accommodations near popular tourist destinations (33%), on-site amenities (23%), and the spaciousness of accommodations (15%) when traveling for personal reasons.
Sonderoffers a variety of modern, spacious accommodation options at an exceptional value in top tourist destinations, including: a suite just steps away from Central Parkin NYC, a charming balcony room in a leafy Parisian courtyard near the Champs-Élysées and a two-bedroom beachside apartment in Dubai.
The majority of American travelers value sustainability in their accommodations. More than six-in-ten (64%) Americans say sustainability and the environment is important to them when choosing their traveling accommodations.
Sonderrecently announced that it will eliminate single-use plastic amenities in all of its guest-facing units no later than Dec. 31, 2022, and has made several commitments to optimize energy consumption.
Aesthetics matter. 81% of Americans say the look and feel of their accommodations is important to them when considering booking a stay.
Sonderprioritizes design with the goal of making all our spaces inspiring, with an aesthetic that resonates with those who appreciate architecture and interiors and “instagrammable” stays.
The pandemic has highlighted the desire for cleanliness, affordability, and no-touch options among Americans looking to travel. 66% of Americans say cleanliness of accommodations has become more important since the pandemic began. In addition to professional housekeeping,
Sonderthoroughly cleans and disinfects each unit before and after every stay, and gives guests the option to request additional cleaning services for a fee via the Sondermobile app.
“We’re seeing sustained increases in booking momentum across our portfolio, as Americans jump back into summer travel,” said
This nationwide survey was conducted by Ipsos on behalf of