Summer Travel Survey: Travel Websites Popular Among Summer Travelers

Temperatures are warming, school is out, and summer is basically here. For many families around the country, that means it’s time to travel. Summer is one of the most popular travel seasons for many different reasons. So how many are planning on taking some trips over this coming summer? And what do their travel plans involve?

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Summer Travel

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 45% of overall respondents said they are likely to travel at some point this summer. However, not all of those respondents are absolutely certain of their plans at this point. 44% said they are unlikely to travel over the summer. And 11% are completely unsure.

Travel Destinations

Of those who plan to travel this summer, 74% plan to use their own personal vehicles to get to their destination. 25% said they are likely to fly to their destination. 8% plan to take a train. 7% plan to take a bus. 5% are taking a cruise or traveling by boat. And 4% were unsure or have other modes of transportation in mind.

In terms of actual destinations, New York, Texas, Florida, Las Vegas, California, Canada and Mexico were named as popular places for summer travelers.

Travel Websites

Over the past few years, the popularity of travel websites like Travelocity and Expedia has increased dramatically. Of those who plan to travel this summer, 49% said they are likely to use travel websites to help them plan their trips. 38% said they plan to use Expedia. 36% will use Travelocity. 32% prefer Priceline. 29% plan to use Hotels.com. 24% like using Orbitz. 22% are likely to use Kayak. 20% will use Trivago. And 23% like other travel sites such as Hotwire, or websites for specific hotels or airlines.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: Boats of Many Sizes from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on June 15 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.