SEEING the Northern Lights, travelling on the Orient Express and going on a safari in South Africa are the top things on Brits’ post-covid travel bucket lists.
Walking along the Great Wall of China and driving on Route 66 also ranked highly in the survey of 2,000 adults.
It also emerged the average Brit now has eight things they want to accomplish on their travel bucket lists – which, for 31 per cent, is more than they would have pre-covid.
Despite this, 38 per cent admit to visiting the same destinations over and over again – as they know what to expect.
A spokesperson from Medicspot, a government-recognised covid test provider which commissioned the study, said: “Despite all the travel disruption caused by the pandemic, our love for travelling certainly hasn’t dampened.
“We all have a list of things we want to accomplish, and if anything, the pandemic has made us realise how important it is to stop thinking about them and start doing them.”
The study also found that after 37 per cent were forced to cancel a foreign holiday due to the pandemic, nearly four in 10 have a list of things they want to do and places they want to visit once all restrictions are lifted.
And 41 per cent claimed that thinking about these things helped them mentally during the pandemic.
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For 45 per cent, Covid has made them open to trying new experiences, and 53 per cent reckon they’ll have ticked off more from their ‘travel bucket list’ than their parents ever did.
It also emerged that after losing two years to the virus, 62 per cent would like to visit new destinations instead of their usual holiday spots.
Almost two-thirds want to make new family memories, 58 per cent want to make up for lost time, and half have a new appreciation for life.
The top reasons why people, polled via OnePoll, think it’s important to have bucket-list goals in life is to have something to aim for (39 per cent) and to make you feel alive (31 per cent).
Spending your money because you can’t take it with you when you go (24 per cent) and to have something to save for (21 per cent) also featured on the list.
A spokesperson for Medicspot added: “Travelling and trying new experiences give us something to look forward to during these uncertain times.
“It’s fantastic to see people are still optimistic about making the most of life and eager to start ticking things off their list.
“With lateral flow tests now being accepted by many popular destinations, it will become so much easier to do the things you want without any stress or worry.”
TOP 30 THINGS ON A BRIT’S BUCKET LIST
1. See the Northern Lights
2. Travel on the Orient Express
3. Go on a safari in Africa
4. Walk along the Great Wall of China
5. Drive on Route 66
6. Stay at an over-water bungalow in the Maldives
7. See the Statue of Liberty in New York
8. See the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland
9. Swim with dolphins
10. See Mount Fuji in Japan
11. Pay respects at Auschwitz
12. Climb Machu Picchu
13. Go island hopping in Greece
14. Go to Disneyworld in Florida
15. Visit the Seven Wonders of the World
16. Have a ride in a helicopter over the Grand Canyon
17. Float in the Dead Sea
18. Go to a casino in Las Vegas
19. Stay in an ice hotel in Norway
20. See Father Christmas in Lapland
21. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway
22. Visit the orangutan sanctuary in Borneo
23. See Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii
24. Travel anywhere on a private jet
25. Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
26. See a bear in Canada
27. See the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
28. See icebergs in Greenland
29. Swim with turtles in Hawaii
30. Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef