“Travel is fundamental to who we are. It is enriching, allows us to experience new places, learn about other cultures, make incredible memories, bond with loved ones and so much more,” he said.
“So, whilst it may take some time to return to pre-COVID-19 levels, we know that people will want to experience the world again, all of it perhaps in a more meaningful and conscious way than ever before.”
Similarly, Arjan Dijk, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Booking.com added: “2020 has been a year like no other and while it will be some time before travel returns to pre-pandemic levels, all signs point to the fundamental and enduring role that travel plays in all our lives.
“It continues to bring moments of joy and inspiration to people across the globe during times of uncertainty, whether through dreaming and planning, or cherishing the trips we have been able to take.