As summer approaches, many Americans are beginning to plan vacations and getaways to some of their favorite destinations. However, with gas prices at record-breaking numbers and travel fees that increase by the day, some people might have to cut back on their travel plans. How many Americans are impacted by these expenses, and how many are choosing to travel anyway?
In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 33% of respondents said they definitely do not plan to travel this summer. 34% said that they don’t have any travel plans just yet, but they may still do some travelling over the summer. 22% said they do have one trip planned, and another 11% said they have multiple summer trips planned.
Of those who do plan to travel, 14% said they are leaving the country. 59% said they plan to stay in the country, but will travel far away from their home state. And 36% said that they plan to stay within their state or general region.
73% of respondents with travel plans said they plan to travel by car or personal vehicle this summer. 44% said they plan to fly to their destination, 7% said they’ll take a train, 6% plan to take a bus, and 3% plan to travel by boat or cruise ship.
All of these modes of transportation have been impacted by rising fuel costs. 58% of overall respondents said that these increased expenses have had an impact on their summer travel plans.
The widget below shows the results of the AYTM.com survey in full. Be sure to click “open full report” for full details.
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Results were collected on April 4 via AYTM’s online survey panel.