We’re in one of the largest holiday lulls of the year – that hectic time after New Year’s where five-day work weeks are all too common. But you can start to see the light at the end of this long tunnel and, before you know it, the long-awaited summer. Let’s make a vacation out of it.
In anticipation of this travel surge, AAA released a survey with some interesting numbers on the upcoming year. Its main message: 35 percent of Americans plan to travel this year (at least 50 miles away from home) with their families. The numbers reinforce some of what we’ve seen from our members, which is the emphasis on family travel.
From those travelers, 28 percent want to go to three or more trips, which is 13 percentage points higher than it was in 2016. Furthermore, the survey asked what kinds of vacations people wanted to take, and all the top choices are accessible with your Global Discovery Vacations membership!
- Road trips (79 percent)
- Visit National Parks (51 percent)
- Theme parks (40 percent)
- International destinations (33 percent)
- Escorted tours (22 percent)
- Ocean cruises (20 percent)
Surprised by any of those?
There are no shortage of vacation options with your membership, so make 2017 filled with all the travel you can handle! Start by planning your summer trips if you haven’t already. And while we’re on the subject, it’s never too early to plan for the holidays!
Do you have a family trip (or three) planned for 2017? Let us know where to in the comments below.
Top photo courtesy of member Joshua O.