South Africa was chosen as the most popular post-COVID destination in a recent survey carried out by European-based booking company, Tourlane.

Around 600 travellers from Tourlane’s global audience shared their insights on what global travel could look like once the pandemic was under control.

Key findings:

  • South Africa was chosen as the most popular post-COVID destination.
  • One out of every four participants wanted to travel as soon as possible.
  • More than half want to wait until 2021 to start traveling again.
  • Solo travel is still a trending option, with one in five respondents wanting to travel on their own.
  • Highest ranking trips include nature and beach vacations.

New Zealand, Canada, Costa Rica and Namibia made up the rest of the top five most popular post-COVID destinations.  

Outdoor adventures topped the list of activities for 31% of the participants followed by safaris (18%) and beach holidays (15%).

"We are thrilled to be able to provide insights into what fellow travel lovers are thinking about for future trips. For those who want to travel in 2021, it will be a great time to travel, as many tour operators, hotels, and providers are offering competitive pricing and incentives for people ready to go in the new year,” said Head of Sales at Tourlane, Helen Scheepers.