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Social Distancing Saturday is a new series by 10xTravel that shares ideas for how to pass the time while you are doing your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by engaging in #SocialDistancing. These pieces will not be directly related to points, miles, or travel, but rather are being shared just to help bring some joy to anyone who needs it in these difficult times.
Happy Social Distancing Saturday!
Here’s to hoping we don’t have too many more of these before life starts to return to “normal”.
I say “normal” because I can’t go more than 10 minutes without seeing an article about all the things that are supposedly going to change forever thanks to COVID-19. Handshakes, hugs, and work conferences are apparently trending down as video calls, working from home, and skepticism of private zoo owners from Oklahoma are on the rise.
Anyway, I have three things for you today; bingo, statistics, and the questionably appropriate use of a semi-colon and the oxford comma in the same sentence.
With one of those out of the way, let’s talk about the other two.
If you are a travel website and don’t create a bingo card for instagram during the COVID-19 lockdown, are you actually a travel website?
Hard to say, but we certainly aren’t going to risk it.
Which is why we created a 10xT themed bingo card for you to play! Simply take a screenshot of the bingo card below, mark off the spaces you have completed, and post it to instagram (tag us!) or the thread in the 10xTravel Insider’s Facebook Group after completing 5 in a row.
You can also open the photo using this link for an easier screen shot.
Financial Impact Survey Results
Last week we asked 10xT Readers to take our brief survey to learn more about the financial impact that COVID-19 has had on our readers.
More than 1,800 people responded and the results were incredible! Overall we were very impressed with the financial resiliency of our readership.
Have a look for yourself.
After accounting for those who do not work a conventional job/were not employed prior to the outbreak, 90% of 10xT Readers are still employed, with 71.5% seeing no change to their jobs at all (other than likely working from home).
Business owners didn’t fare quite so well, with 50.88% of business owners reporting either a significant (>40%) reduction in business or a total shutdown due to government mandate.
But that didn’t seem to shake your confidence. A whopping 89.4% of you said that you are either “very comfortable” or “somewhat comfortable” with your current financial situations in light of COVID-19.
Less than 5% of you have asked a bank or financial institution to defer payment on any type of loan or credit account.
And less than 3% of you anticipate that the virus will cause you to fall behind or default on any outstanding debt.
Assuming that current conditions do not change, nearly 69% of you believe you can “hang on” for 12+ months before falling behind on debt payments. Only 2.1% of respondents anticipate an issue in the next 1-2 months.
Moving away from the financial side of things, it appears that the majority of 10xT Readers will not feel comfortable going to bars, movie theaters, or concerts until a vaccine for COVID-19 is widely available. About half of you would feel comfortable traveling on an airplane again and most would feel comfortable going to restaurants or small social gatherings at friend’s houses.
And most importantly, a staggering 41.9% of you have not watched Tiger King yet!
But of those who did, it seems that the majority of you think that Carole Baskin killed her husband by feeding him to tigers. 74.88% voted yes, 5.69% no, and 19.43% said maybe.
That’s all for today, have a great weekend!
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