Americans are more likely to spend time with family rather than visit New Year’s party in 2020
According to the research by Cars.com, 46% of Americans are going to travel for the December vacation.
COVID-19 increasingly influences travel decisions and encourages 66% of travelers to use their own vehicles rather than flying or using public transportation. While the virus cases keep on rising across the country, the number of Americans planning to travel for New Year’s holidays is declining.
Cars.com’s holiday poll asked more than 1,000 Americans about their travel plans for December and compared the results to Cars.com’s 2020 Thanksgiving Travel Survey.
The top 2020 December holiday travel trends:
- Travelers prefer cars to planes and trains. Due to the fact that the majority of travelers use private cars, only 30% of travelers fly, 11% travel by train, 9% travel by bus, and 7% use taxi services.
- COVID-19 affects travel in December more than Thanksgiving. In December, 66% of Americans’ travel plans were changed due to the coronavirus pandemic, up from 54% reported on Thanksgiving. Only 33% of Americans plan to travel on New Year, up from 41% when asked in October.
- There is a surge in tourist travel in major cities. Thanksgiving travelers (44%) avoided big cities, compared with 28% of travelers traveling in December. The three largest cities for vacationers included New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.
- There is expected the overburden on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. The busiest travel days are December 23 from 6 am to 9 am and December 24 from 9 am to noon Central Time.
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