This study aims to understand better the psychological impact of COVID-19, the risk perception, travel and destination risks of Dutch travellers and their intention to travel when travel restrictions due to COVID-19 are lifted. This study takes a step toward closing the gap in the literature as it provides new insights into the risk perceptions regarding COVID-19 and the travel intentions of Dutch travellers now that travel restrictions are lifted. This study employed a quantitative approach to market research. Questionnaire research was applied. The questionnaire is created with the web-based survey tool Qualtrics. 343 respondents filled in the questionnaire. The results indicate that the psychological impact of COVID-19 was high on Dutch people. The majority feels that COVID-19 changed their everyday life, and it changed hygiene standards. Overall, this study's psychological impact is greater on women than on men. Based on the findings of this study, it can be concluded that Dutch travellers perceive the risk of contracting COVID-19 while travelling to be high.
travel intention, COVID-19, risk perceptions, psychological impact, open borders
Rami K. Isaac - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3052-0168
Isaac, R. K. (2023). Restrictions are lifted: The effect of risk perception of COVID-19 on future travel intentions of Dutch travellers. Journal of Global Hospitality and Tourism, 2(2), 116-133. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/2771-5918.104.22.1684
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