Travellers 'seek flexibility and security' when booking 2021 holidays
UK holiday makers will prioritise flexibility and security when booking travel this year, it has been claimed.
Additionally, 70 per cent of Brits said that the vaccine rollout means they will be more likely to book a holiday in the near future.
The findings are likely to be welcome news for those working in travel consultant jobs across the UK, following an unprecedented year.
The survey from Flight Centre also suggested that more airlines will employ a 'no jab, no fly' policy to ensure safe travel in 2021.
In terms of the most popular destinations for the year ahead, around a quarter of Brits plan to book a beach holiday, while many are looking to explore more off the beaten track locations and safaris.
The company also predicts that the year ahead will see an increased demand for luxury holidays after many people's travel plans were put on hold in 2020.
Speaking about the results, Steve Norris, Managing Director for the EMEA at Flight Centre, said: "I can safely say 2020 was a year like no other. Beginning with fires across much of Flight Centre's homeland, Australia, continuing onto one of the worst pandemics in modern memory, and finishing with the arrival of a new strain of Covid-19 which spread rapidly during December, leading to a national lockdown in January.
"It was a challenge from start to finish, with the travel industry seeing its own unique set of circumstances to navigate.
"I think we can all agree that holidays in 2021 are going to be the most important of our lives, as we reunite with loved ones, spend time recovering and making new memories after such a difficult year."
Elsewhere, research from Adzuna showed that candidates with leadership skills are set to be highly sought after this year.
The report showed that there has been a recent increase in job vacancies seeking applicants with talents including coaching, onboarding and decision-making.
By Owen Mckeon