Vacasa recently revealed its 2022 Holiday and Winter Travel Trends report. The vacation rental and management company conducted the survey with Allison + Partners Research during October, concerning winter and holiday travel among U.S. travelers.
Of those surveyed, 53 percent plan to travel during the winter season (December through February). Of those, 75 percent plan to stay within the United States and Canada, with 71 percent of them having already booked their travel. Forty percent will travel specifically during the holidays. Twenty percent of respondents are still unsure of their winter travel plans. Sixty-seven percent of travelers will take two weekend trips, while 71 percent will enjoy a vacation of a week or longer.
Thirty-nine percent of travelers will visit a warm-weather destination and 32 percent are leaning toward a snowy destination, while 29 percent plan a mix of both on separate trips. The most-searched destinations areWhistler, British Columbia, Canada; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Atlantic Beach, North Carolina; Ludlow, Vermont; and Mammoth Lakes, California. Fifty-seven percent will drive to their destination while 55 percent plan to fly.
Ninety-one percent of travelers said rising travel costs impacted their vacation planning in some way, with 33 percent booking in advance to save money and 27 percent adjusting travel dates to find the lowest price.
Forty percent of those surveyed anticipate traveling more in 2023 than they did in 2022.
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As the new year quickly approaches, family travelers are busy making lots of plans for a year of great travel and a healthier 2024. And what better way to combine the two than with a beautiful hike through nature at one of California’s most beloved state parks?
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Last month, Comfort Hotels, part of Choice Hotels brand, unveiled its first Rise & Shine prototype, a game-changer for family travelers seeking safe, comfortable and fun stays on the road. The new Rise & Shine was revealed in the opening of Comfort Inn & Suites in Mountain Grove, Missouri, located near Mark Twain National Forest.
When the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., sent its three pandas to China in November, it left only one other U.S. zoo with these fascinating animals. Families now must travel to Atlanta to see pandas, but even those will soon return to China.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
If you haven’t heard of Light & Nine, you’ve been missing out on great travel gear designed by a mom with kids in mind. The line of duffels with side shoe compartments, roller bags, backpacks and garment bags come in fun colors including Blossom Pink and Bistro Green. Made from easy-to-care-for perforated materials, they also come with Nimix characters and motifs, so your small travelers can customize their travel gear with movable/removable icons ranging from race cars to rocket ships, skateboards to paper dolls, rainbows to unicorns.