Most Americans Travel For Christmas Holidays
I had to double check the numbers, but an amazing 45% of Americans will be hitting the road between now and New Year's Day. These findings are according to the travel web site, Trip Advisor.
Some of the interesting findings include:
>> Of those taking trips, 63% will travel for Christmas, 31% will do so for New Year's and 4% for Hanukkah
>> 61% will visit family and 23% will plan to be with friends.
>> 48% will travel by car and 46% will fly
>> 49% will spend $1000.00 or more on their holiday travel and 31% will spend at least $2000.00
>> 49% plan to stay with family and friends, 42% plan to go to a hotel, and 9% will visit a vacation rental
>> The favorite holiday song to listen to while traveling is 'White Christmas,' and the most annoying song is 'Santa Baby'
>> And 73% say they have already begun travel planning for 2013.
If you are traveling, keep your patience, as 27% rate delays and cancellations as the most frustrating part of traveling, followed closely by bad weather. Safe travels to everyone.