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A survey finds it unlikely that consumption will increase even with a vaccine

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BERLIN, Nov 17 (.) – The development and availability of a coronavirus vaccine could improve prospects for the struggling tourism industry, but is unlikely to convince consumers to spend more money in the short term, according to a published poll. on Tuesday.

The survey by the Dynata research group asked more than 5,000 people in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia how their behavior would change once a COVID-19 vaccine is widely available.

The majority of those surveyed, 61%, said they were looking forward to visiting friends or relatives again, while 53% said they would leave home more often, according to published data.

In Germany and the UK, almost half of those surveyed said they were looking forward to going on holiday abroad again.

Overall, one in two respondents hoped that they would no longer have to wear a mask. But only 12% said they were willing to spend more money and focus less on saving, according to the survey results.

During the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the spring, the savings rate in Germany, for example, doubled to 20% as many consumers had to stay at home and shops were forced to close.

(Reported by Reinhard Becker; written by Michael Nienaber; translated by Andrea Ariet in Gdansk)