Research from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) shows that 73% of those surveyed are planning some form of travel this year.
A survey of 1,000 people has revealed some likely travel trends for the remainder of the year.
Almost three quarters of those surveyed stated their intention to travel this year.
The majority of those interviewed by Ipsos MRBI intend to holiday in Ireland, with 62% committed to staycations.
Almost a quarter had already booked a holiday for 2021, with that figure highest at 30% among those aged between 45-55.
Meanwhile, despite uncertainty on when or how international travel will resume, some 20% were planning a trip abroad.
More uncertainty has been piled on to the debate on international travel following the HSE hack, with chaos at the health service likely to delay the implementation of the EU’s vaccine travel certificate programme here.
Ahead of the likely return of many forms of hospitality and travel over the next few weeks, the CCPC is reminding consumers of their rights in the face of potential disruption from Covid-19 to summer plans.
CCPC research shows that 42% of consumers cancelled travel plans in 2020, with 10% losing money from their cancellations.
The Commission is advising punters that they should be completely aware of all the terms and conditions of their booking, while also encouraging people to be familiar with cancellation policies.
Grainne Griffin, Director of Communications with the CCPC, advised travelers to plan for every eventuality.
“Our research findings show that the majority of Irish consumers are making travel plans for 2021.
“While there is reason to be optimistic about the planned reopening of Irish society over the coming months, the reality is that when it comes to holidays the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic looks set to remain for some time.
“It is essential that consumers know their rights and check the cancellation policy before they book a holiday or make any form of payment.
“We encourage all consumers to use our consumer travel checklist on ccpc.ie for step-by-step guidance on what they need to know and consider before making any booking.”