Survey Says: Most Americans take vacations and book well in advance
The new annual Vacation survey (*TNS Global) reveals 81% of Americans go on vacations (91% for those who +$75k/year). That means 19% (supposedly) say they NEVER go on vacations and that number jumps to 22% for males and a whopping 39% for those that earn less than $30k/year. Almost 6 out of 1o say they go on vacations yearly 1 in 4 go on more than one vacation every year. The travel study also revealed that 14% will book vacations using a mobile device (smartphone or tablet), which is up more than 50% over 2014 (9% said they booked vacations via mobile last year). Most telling may be that 3 in 4 book vacations way ahead, at least 1-6 months out, with 14% booking more than 6 months out. Of note: 12% just “wing it”.
Vacation bookings using mobile devices up more than 50% in 2015
According to the US Travel Association, U.S. firms have at least $224 billion of unused vacation time on their books, accounting for an average liability per employee of $1,898. FatWallet’s vacation survey reveals that 42% will spend more than $1,500 on their next vacation (down from 46% in 2014), while 10% will spend more than $3,000 (down from 13% in 2014). To save money, 74% of vacationers said they look online for travel deals, or use miles, points, cash back rewards and credit card offers. Clothing and souvenirs are by far the most popular items they will purchase while traveling and prepping for vacation. Smart shoppers will take advantage of cash back through FatWallet, which features up to 10% cash back from more than 100 travel sites offering travelers additional savings on hotel deals, car rental deals and all the gear and apparel you need to fill up that suitcase, including cash back on luggage. Hit the road in style!
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