THE INFLUENCE OF FEARS ON THE TRAVEL DECISION - COVID FEAR AGAINST MONEY FEAR

  • Drago Cvijanović University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Hotel Managament and Tourism in Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia
  • Tamara Gajić Novi Sad Business School, Novi Sad, Serbia; South Ural State University, Institute of Sports, Tourism and Service, Chelyabinsk, Russia
Keywords: fear, Covid-19, money, travel decision

Abstract

The American National Institute of Mental Health announced that 10% of the total adult population has some kind of phobia. With the appearance of the COVID - 19 infection, and the huge consequences it left behind, there is a growing fear of people deciding to travel. There is a growing fear of infection after a year, but also a fear of lack of money, at a time when protection measures have destroyed tourism and hospitality. About 6,000 experts, including many scientists from the UK, say Covid measures are physically and mentally harmful to health, as well as to the social environment and the economy. The authors of the paper conducted an online research on the degree of strength of two types of fear that potentially influence the decision to travel. The research was conducted during 2020, on a total sample of 250 respondents. Confirming the reliability of the questionnaire, the obtained results were processed in the software SPSS, 23.00. Descriptive statistical analysis, and multiple regression analysis, confirmed the hypothesis that fears are present in all respondents, and that both types of fears are important in predicting and making travel decisions.

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Published
2021-06-03
How to Cite
Cvijanović, D., & Gajić, T. (2021). THE INFLUENCE OF FEARS ON THE TRAVEL DECISION - COVID FEAR AGAINST MONEY FEAR. Tourism International Scientific Conference Vrnjačka Banja - TISC, 6(1), 232-246. https://doi.org/10.52370/TISC21232DC