A recent survey show that more than 2,700 U.S. travelers shows that despite the current economic climate, 31% anticipate they will spend more on leisure travel this year, while 49% will spend the same amount as they did in 2011.
Where are Travelers Going?
Beach trips make up 44% of the Top Trip Picks for Travelers, with 42% going on Cultural Trips and 40% taking Road Trips.
68% plan to travel outside the U.S. in 2012 and among these globetrotters, 54% will visit Europe, 52% will go to a North American destination outside the U.S. such as Canada or Mexico. 12% will travel to Asia.
Where Will They Stay?
Vacation rentals are on the rise from 2011 with 36% of travelers opting to rent. Remaining globetrotters opting for B&Bs/Inns (24%) and All-inclusive resorts (18%). Hotel stays have dropped 4% with more people opting for a different type of vacation, breaking away from the monotonous food, entertainment and activities.
Lodging Stats: Travelers’ Accommodation Picks for 2012
|Stayed in 2011||Planning to stay in 2012|
|Staying with friends/family||45%||43%|
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