According to the latest Longwoods International tracking study of American travelers, 92% have travel plans in the next six months, tied for the highest levels seen since the beginning of the pandemic. Seventy percent plan to visit friends and family on their holiday trips, while 60% of those with Holiday Travel plans will be shopping, and 47% plan to enjoy holiday lighting displays.
“It’s encouraging to see such strong demand for travel during the important holiday season,” said Amir Eylon, President and CEO of Longwoods International. “The negative impact of both COVID-19 and gas prices have declined significantly, and travelers are ready to enjoy the holidays with friends and family around the country.”
Interest in visiting museums, galleries and other cultural institutions during holiday trips increased from 21% of travelers last year to 27% in 2022. And more holiday travelers plan to attend fairs, festivals and live performances than in 2021.
The survey, supported by Miles Partnership, was fielded October 26, 2022 using a national sample randomly drawn from a consumer panel of 1,000 adults, ages 18 and over. Quotas were used to match Census targets for age, gender, and region to make the survey representative of the U. S. population.