A survey published by EY Malta has revealed that most Maltese consumers are comfortable with sitting at a bar or a restaurant but many are still uneasy travelling on a plane given COVID-19. This marks the fifth edition of the future consumer survey which asked 716 participants to rank comfort levels with a list of activities given the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than three quarters of people revealed that they were comfortable shopping in supermarkets, going to medical appointments and even allowing kids to attend school in person. Bars and restaurants are also good to go, as opposed to just two percent who expressed that they would need years before they could go to such establishments.
Travelling however took a massive hit as only 45% said they were comfortable with air travel, with 42% saying they would go on a cruise. This is still an improvement as in July, only a quarter had said they were comfortable flying, with even fewer considering sea-based voyages.
This survey was carried out in October and November, just before the Omicron variant forced new restrictions locally and internationally when it comes to travel. There were more impacts on daily life, with 35% of respondents saying they want to keep working more flexibly, and 53% saying they changed their perspective on life.
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