UC Travel update — survey results and more
Thank you to the UCOP staff who participated in the Central Travel Office’s December survey on travel after COVID-19. The preliminary results have given us some insight into how the UC travel community has been impacted by the pandemic.
Here are some highlights of the preliminary feedback
- Travel frequency: 81% of travelers made at least two UC trips a year prior to the pandemic; only 37% anticipate that their university travel will become less frequent when the pandemic ends
- Travel methods: Only 6% of respondents felt very safe traveling during the pandemic; 46% would consider exchanging air travel for other methods
- Accommodations: 80% of respondents consider major hotel chains (Marriott, Hilton, Wyndham) to be the safest places to stay during the pandemic
- Future travel safety: Survey respondents hoped to see more safe-travel measures in the future, including temperature checks for employees and travelers, availability of hand sanitizers and wipes, certified/intensive cleaning in public spaces and leaving middle seats open on airplanes
Be on the lookout for an additional survey to identify trends and issues that require more attention.
Spring travel classes are here!
Boost your knowledge of travel through UC and beyond with one of our upcoming webinars. New topics include managing unused airline credits and Marriott’s Commitment to Safety and Sanitation.
This schedule will be updated as new events are confirmed — check back soon for more opportunities!
For questions, contact Yasmin.Sidi@ucop.edu.Tags: travel, UC Travel