Half of All Adults in the Largest U.S. Cities Plan to Travel This Holiday Season, According to Inspirato/Harris Survey
DENVER - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Despite an uncertain economy and high travel costs, many Americans still plan to get away this holiday season, according to new research released today by private vacation club Inspirato.
The survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive for Inspirato, polled more than 2,500 adults in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and found that overall 49 percent plan to take at least one personal trip over the upcoming holiday season. Holiday travel is most popular this year among residents in Atlanta (57 percent), San Francisco (59 percent) and Washington, D.C. (59 percent), while residents in Boston (41 percent), Los Angeles (45 percent) and Philadelphia (45 percent) are least likely to report travel plans.
Spending time with family (67 percent) is the top reason adults in these cities will be traveling during the holiday season, which was defined in the survey as beginning around Thanksgiving and ending right after the new year. Vacation is the second most popular reason to travel (36 percent) - and a particularly popular reason among Los Angeles residents (47 percent). Seven percent of respondents plan to travel to escape the chaos of the holiday season.
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