Majority Of Americans In Need Of A Vacation; Plan To Travel More Than Ever

While there are certainly a lot of hassles associated with travel these days, that’s not stopping a lot of Americans from getting away, and it sounds like many are actually desperate to do so.

A new survey finds:

  • 80% of Americans say they are in need of a vacation more than ever in 2023.
  • Although plenty of people have been traveling in 2022 to make up for missed experiences due to the pandemic.
  • In fact, 66% of Americans say they are looking to “revenge travel,” meaning travel even more to make up for lost time.
  • In doing so, 55% say they experienced a “once-in-a-lifetime” adventure during their travels this year.
  • That included:
    • Seeing something or someone that won’t be there in 10 years (22%)
    • Using a travel agent to relieve stress (21%)
    • Traveling to where their family is from (21%)
    • Taking a longer trip than they would normally take (20%)
    • Saw something they've always wanted to (20%)
    • Got engaged while traveling or went on honeymoon (20%)
  • And it sure sounds like travel did people a lot of good.
  • 77% say their recent travels had them feeling more like themselves.
  • 80% say it was good for their soul and well-being.
  • And while many experienced some issues on their trip, like Covid restrictions forcing them to reschedule (37%), lost luggage (35%) or delayed and canceled flights (31%), it sounds like that won’t deter many from doing it again.
  • 84% of those who had issues say the trip was still worth it.
  • Another 85% say they’d happily do it again.

Source: SWNS Digital

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