The 99 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the busiest of the year for travel, but also some of the most misunderstood. That’s according to a recent article from the Washington Post where Travelers’ United’s Christopher Elliot rounded up his top summer travel myths:
· Everyone’s going on vacation. Actually, less than half of American employees even use all of their vacation time off work.
· Americans fly to their summer vacation destinations. The majority of travelers (85%) are driving to their summer vacation destinations, rather than flying (36%).
· Everything’s planned. People are tending to wait until the last minute to button up travel plans – not everything is as tight laced and planned out as we may like to think it is.
· Getaways cost more. With reward programs in place that allow consumers to hoard points they can use towards travel, it seems that people aren’t actually spending as much of their own money.
· Everyone unplugs. Four in ten men and three in ten women plan to work on vacation this summer. Staying plugged into the work world while on vacation makes people believe they will be less stressed.
Check out the full article to see the studies Elliot cites and other information. (The Washington Post, 6.6.18)