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How People Vacation And Common Travel Habits

Most people enjoy getting away every now and then. Vacations give you a chance to take time off work and see new places. Recently, a poll conducted by OnePoll for the timeshare brand Club Wyndham looked into how people vacation and other travel habits. They surveyed 2,000 adults who travel. Vacation Insights They found that one in five Americans are "always" thinking about planning their next vacation while on vacation. The study also found that one in five long to be on vacation again the day they get back from vacation (21%), and another 27% said this feeling sets in within a week. "With today's travelers often putting a great deal of time and thought into the trip planning and dreaming stages to ensure a vacation that is well tailored to their interests, it's not surprising that they want to experience the 'vacation glow' again and again," said Annie Roberts, senior vice president of club and owner services at Club Wyndham. Interestingly, the average person spent 11 days on vacation last year. Looking ahead, the average person wants to spend 15 days on vacation this year. If they had unlimited PTO, they would want to spend 18 days on vacation. Only a quarter of respondents said they travel more than the average person they know. About 46% want to be known as a frequent traveler by others in their life. The survey found that 89% of those surveyed said vacation reduces their stress levels, even temporarily with 84% saying a vacation can relax them and decrease stress for up to two weeks upon returning. A majority of respondents said that they consider vacations as a form of self-car (86%). Similarly, eight in 10 would be interested in a "do-nothing" vacation where they sit by the pool, beach, or inside reading a book or relaxing. More Traveling Habits To make sure they get what they're looking for, those surveyed go to great lengths to plan their vacations. Respondents want to steer clear of discomforts like sharing a bathroom with others (27%) and they want to avoid situations where they would have difficulty sleeping (27%). Most Americans surveyed said that when on vacation with others, they prefer having their own or extra space to spread out (79%), including 82% of parents. If they had their dream hotel room, respondents would make sure there was Wi-Fi (55%), a private balcony or outdoor area (41%), a large bedroom (37%), a large bathroom (33%), and a full-sized kitchen or kitchenette (32%). Check out the complete survey here. [select-listicle listicle_id="757526" syndication_name="tips-to-maximize-your-vacation" description="yes"]

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