AAA Survey: 35 Percent of Americans Will Travel as a Family in 2017

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.

Global Discovery Vacations family standing in front of a beach and palm trees in Kissimmee, Florida.

Family vacation in Kissimmee, Florida, courtesy of member Cuong N.

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!

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!

Paul family takes selfie on Colorado mountain.

Member Geoffrey P. taking a family selfie during a Global Discovery Vacations trip to Colorado.

Do you have a family trip (or three) planned for 2017? Let us know where to in the comments below.

Family Vacations Still a Popular Priority for Millions of Americans | AAA

Top photo courtesy of member Joshua O.

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.

2 thoughts on “AAA Survey: 35 Percent of Americans Will Travel as a Family in 2017

    • Oh, that’s going to be a great time! We would love to know how your trip goes. Safe and happy travels!

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