Over 70% of Americans plan to take domestic trip despite COVID-19

Most popular travel weeks begin June 21 and June 28, timed around Independence Day

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Over 70% of Americans plan to take domestic trip despite COVID-19. Source: pexels.com

Tripadvisor’s 2021 Summer Travel Index has found that 43% of Americans believe travel activity will rebound within three months.

Indeed, 67% of Americans surveyed are planning to travel this summer (June 1 – August 31), which is a 17% increase from those who traveled this spring (March 1- May 31).

Millennials are the most excited to get back out there with the vast majority (72%) of the generation planning trips. Although many still plan to drive to their destination (43%), 19% plan to fly, up 4% from this spring.

Americans are done with quiet staycations and hanging out idly in their homes; they’re excited to get out and about.

Compared to the first week of January, hotel searches are up 65%, searches for experiences (attractions and tours) increased by 78%, and restaurant searches are up 53%1.

According to the research, of those planning to travel, 74% of Americans will take a domestic trip and 13% will travel internationally.

We’ve reported that air ticketing won’t recover until 2024.

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