When it comes to booking airfare, common sense says to plan ahead in order to get the best deals. But the sweet spot for flights can vary, with seasonality, travel dates and other factors all influencing price.
According to a new survey from luxury bedmaker DUX, only about one-third (34%) of Americans say they sleep better in a hotel room. The survey was conducted online by The Harris Poll for DUX from June 18–20, 2019, among 2,060 U.S. adults.
"A recent Ipsos survey conducted to help inform the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s future decisions examined Americans’ preferences for the types of vacations they like to take. Vacationers greatly enjoy spending their time off with their family or friends first and foremost with 84% reporting that they were either currently planning or becoming more interested in taking a vacation to spend time with family or friends. Outside of who they vacation with, Americans were most interested in vacations that involved experiencing natural environments and their wildlife (71%), national parks (71%), or architectural or historic sites (68%)."
"In the U.S. sales of camping accessories and equipment have remained stable, up 0.2% for the 12 months ending March 2019 compared to the same timeframe year ago, according to The NPD Group. However, sales of camp accessories that bring the comforts of home to the great outdoors have steadily increased, accounting for most of the growth."
"If you're planning a summer trip overseas, you may be preoccupied with booking airfare and finding lodging, but certain destinations require an extra step of planning: travel vaccines."
"According to Consumer Reports, fully 59% of travelers in a recent survey of 2,000 Americans conducted for AIG Travel said they’d been on a trip that didn’t go as planned."
"Alcohol has long been embedded in American culture, from the bar to the home to the brew pub and beyond, reports Nielsen. When we think about how and where America will drink in the coming years, we need to consider today’s on-the-go, fragmented consumer landscape. The bedrock of travel stay is the hotel, where opportunities remain to up the ante in the alcohol industry."
With temperatures warming up across the country, the countdown to summer travel season has officially begun. This year, as travelers start scouting out destinations, they're picking places where they can feel good and do good at the same time.
With April acting as the unofficial kick off to Pride season, recognized annually and internationally throughout June, now is the perfect time to start planning a trip around the upcoming 2019 Pride festivities. Travelers planning a trip to celebrated Pride destinations including Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Francisco and New York City can browse hotels, booking tips and itineraries.
Many have said it and many more have thought it and seven in ten Americans (69%) say that sometimes, an isolated cabin in the woods without internet and cable TV seems like the perfect lifestyle. Here's why.
The vast majority of Americans (75%) would consider working with a travel agent to plan their vacations, while some 27 million travelers plan to do so just within the next year, according to new research from AAA Travel. The outlook remains positive for years to come, with younger travelers embracing the expertise of travel agents. In fact, millennials are just as likely as baby boomers to say they are planning to use a travel agent for a trip in the next 12 months.
Americans suffering from a "vacation deficit" are nearly two times as likely to show signs of moderately severe to severe depression compared to the national average, according to the tenth annual Allianz Global Assistance Vacation Confidence Index. "Vacation deficit" identifies those who think that a vacation is important but are not confident they will take one this year.